The Way of a Christian highlights excerpts and lessons from John Bunyan’s classic book, The Pilgrim’s Progress.
Bunyan’s formal writing can be difficult to read. This devotional helped me understand important messages and practical applications of the classic.
The devotional pairs with Part 1 of the Pilgrim’s Progress, which is 200 pages. It would be helpful if there was a way to include the coinciding reading pages for each day.
During the 1600s, Bunyan refused to stop preaching the gospel and ended up in jail for it. Writing by allegory was a creative way for him to share the ups and downs of the Christian faith.
“Traveling the narrow path all the way to heaven is not a journey for the fainthearted. We may be weak, doubting, even fearful at times, yet our love for Christ must overcome every fear.”
As the pilgrim leaves the City of Destruction and travels toward the Celestial City (heaven), he meets many people along the way. Some hinder him and some help him. The pilgrim encounters characters like Mr. Worldly Wisdom, Legality, Interpreter (the Holy Spirit), Passion, Patience, Piety, Prudence, Charity, Faithful, Hopeful, Fearful Timorous, doubting Mistrust, Shame, and Superstition.
The Christian life isn’t easy. This book is a great reminder of the many ways the enemy hinders us and the importance of keeping our eyes on Jesus.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.