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The Pilgrim's Progress

39 ratings

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For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2013 Naxos AudioBooks

Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

9 ratings

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"...as I slept I dreamed a dream." So begins one of the most beloved stories in all of history. John's Bunyan's beautiful and moving allegory of Christian, the Pilgrim, on his perilous journey to the Celestial City, has touched hearts and minds for more than 300 years.

Public Domain (P)2007 Max McLean

Narrator: Max McLean
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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The Pilgrim's Progress (AmazonClassics Edition)

6 ratings

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Plagued by spiritual anguish, devout everyman Christian fears his fate in the sinful City of Destruction. He’s told that only by embarking for the Celestial City can he achieve personal salvation. After his wife and children refuse to join him, he sets forth alone into the unknown. Mocked for his faith, tempted at every turn, and heartened by fellow pilgrims, Christian’s winding journey toward grace unfolds. But as he reaches Mount Zion, his family chooses to follow the same treacherous path, hoping to join Christian in the shining light.  John Bunyan began to write The Pilgrim’s Progress while in prison for nonconformist preaching. His dream-framed allegory, edited in 1909 by American clergyman Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, stands as one of the most profoundly influential novels ever written.  Revised edition: Previously published as The Pilgrim’s Progress, this edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Steve West
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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Pilgrim's Progress

4 ratings

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Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.

©2014 Life Sentence Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Life Sentence Publishing, Inc.

Author: John Bunyan
Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
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The Holy War

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First published in 1682, John Bunyan's allegorical novel The Holy War is a classic of Christian literature whose spiritual insight rivals that of even his most famous work, The Pilgrim's Progress. It tells the story of Mansoul, a utopia built to exalt the greatness and honor of its creator and leader, King Shaddai. However, when the wicked Diabolus, a former high servant of Shaddai's and the king of the blacks, assaults Mansoul, the town forgets its benevolent king and falls under his iniquitous rule. With the citizens of his beloved city lost to sin and vice, Shaddai sends his son, Prince Emmanuel, to deliver them from Diabolus' tyranny. An epic tale of good versus evil, The Holy War is not only a masterpiece of religious literature, but also an entertaining and engaging story for all listeners.

Public Domain (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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The Very Best of John Bunyan

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John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English author and Puritan preacher. Best known for his famous allegorical works, Pilgrim’s Progress and The Holy War, Bunyan published 42 works in his lifetime, while another 16 were published posthumously. This collection includes his spiritual autobiography Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, the allegorical novel The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, and sermons such as "Justification by an Imputed Righteousness".  Bunyan’s gripping take on prophecy and religious history comes to the fore in the essay "Of Antichrist and His Ruin", while his 1682 novel, The Holy War, tells the story of the town "Mansoul" (Man's soul). Bunyans’ classic Pilgrim’s Progress is probably the most famous Christian allegory. The work has been cited as the first ever novel written in English, has been translated into more than 200 languages and has never been out of print.

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

Author: John Bunyan
Length: 40 hrs and 1 min
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The Pilgrim's Progress

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One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of salvation follows the pilgrim as he travels an obstacle-filled road to the Celestial City. Along the way, he is confronted by monsters and spiritual terrors, among them Worldly Wiseman, Giant Despair, and the demons of the Valley of the Shadow of Death. An enormously influential 17th-century classic, universally known for its simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language. Abridged and retold by James Baldwin.

©2009 christianaudio.com (P)2009 christianaudio.com

Narrator: Veronica Murphy
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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The Life and Death of Mr. Badman

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Courteous Reader, As I was considering with myself what I had written concerning the progress of the pilgrim from this world to glory and how it had been acceptable to many in this nation, it came again into my mind to write, as then, of him that was going to heaven, so now, of the life and death of the ungodly, and of their travel from this world to Hell. The which in this I have done, and have put it, as thou seest, under the name and title of Mr. Badman, a name very proper for such a subject. I have also put it into the form of a dialogue, that I might with more ease to myself, and pleasure to the listener, perform the work. And although, as I said, I have put it forth in this method, yet have I as little as may be, gone out of the road of mine own observation of things. Yea, I think I may truly say, that to the best of my remembrance, all the things that here I discourse of, I mean as to matter of fact, have been acted upon the stage of this world, even many times before mine eyes. Here therefore, Courteous Reader, I present thee with the life and death of Mr. Badman indeed: Yea, I do trace him in his life, from his childhood to his death; that thou mayest, as in a glass, behold with thine own eyes, the steps that take hold of Hell; and also discern, while thou art hearing of Mr. Badman's death, whether thou thy self art treading in his path thereto.

Public Domain (P)2019 GodSounds, Inc.

Narrator: Dave Bandfield
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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The Holy War

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"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the lords of this age, rulers of this darkness, against spiritual wickedness in the heavens." (Ephesians 6:12) What if you were able to see your life from a spiritual perspective and find the actual reality of the verse above? How does our enemy Diabolus plan and carry out his attacks? How do his demons help, and what are their objectives? Why and how must we petition Emmanuel to get his attention and help in this great, holy war? Written four years after The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan followed up with this second allegorical classic, which has touched hearts and minds of people for generations. The epicenter of this book is the town of Mansoul, its people (such as Conscience, Self-Denial, and Do-Right), and its gates (Eye-gate, Ear-gate, Mouth-gate, Nose-gate, and Feel-gate). The attack by Diabolus and his demons, all of whom have appropriate names, is carefully planned and executed. As still happens to men today, Mansoul fell hard. Emmanuel is of course willing to help, but can only do so on special, seemingly strict terms. As you watch this intense battle unfold, you'll be emboldened to fight with new vigilance, to guard the gates with tenacity, and to rely on Emmanuel's sovereignty like never before. It should be noted that John Bunyan focused not so much on biblical sequence or even perfect accuracy in every aspect. Instead, he honed in specifically on the spiritual battle being waged for each individual soul, filling in other details as needed to create the scenes. In this edition, we updated the text to clarify the meaning of each scene and inserted Bible verses in key areas to bring to light the depth and spiritual meaning of this powerful allegory.  Bonus content: The Life of John Bunyan by William Brock About the author: John Bunyan was born in November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography Grace Abounding (1666), and the allegory The Holy War (1682).

Public Domain (P)2020 Aneko Press

Author: John Bunyan
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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The Fear of God

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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life" - the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates.  Upon a principle so vastly important, all the subtle malignity of Satan has been directed, if possible to mislead the very elect; while the ungodly and impenitent fall under his devices.  To the mind enlightened by divine truth, the difference between a filial fear of offending God and the dread of punishment is very plain. Still, by the devil's sophistry, some of the most pious Christians have been puzzled and bewildered. Bunyan was not ignorant of Satan's devices, and he has roused the energies of his powerful mind, guided by divine truth, to render this important doctrine so clear and easy to be understood, that the believer may not err.

©2018 Blackstone Publishing (P)2018 John Bunyan

Narrator: Jim Denison
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Updated, Modern English)

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"Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he has done unto my soul." (Psalm 66:16) This is a short and honest account of how God demonstrated his exceeding great mercy to his unworthy servant John Bunyan. This story specifically tells how Bunyan was converted. John Bunyan was a companion of sin and was troubled by sin. He fought temptation and sin in his own strength and lost, and in despair, he gave up hope of ever finding God’s mercy; but the Lord Jesus Christ at last delivered him from the guilt and terror that so often and so viciously troubled him. In addition to this, a short account of Bunyan’s call to the work of the ministry is told, along with the trials and trouble he encountered - including some of the difficulties he faced while in prison. This is all taken from his writings, and is now published for the encouragement and support of others who are weak and tempted and need strength and hope and victory in Jesus. About the author John Bunyan was born in November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory, The Holy War (1682).

©2020 Aneko Press (P)2020 Aneko Press

Author: John Bunyan
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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El progreso del peregrino [The Pilgrim's Progress]

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Comentarios esclarecedores dan vida a esta obra maestra. Escrito desde la celda de la cárcel de Bunyan, El progreso del peregrino representa evocativamente una historia de lucha, perseverancia y fe. Con anotaciones a través del libro, esta edición te invita a descubrir de nuevo la riqueza y los matices de este querido clásico. Originalmente escrito para el hombre común, el clásico cristiano de John Bunyan también ha encontrado su camino en las bibliotecas de académicos y universidades, una verdadera obra maestra para todos los tiempos. Su riqueza histórica, su simbolismo elocuente y su prosa deslumbrante han resistido la prueba del tiempo, y esta nueva edición ayuda a los oyentes a apreciar la belleza perdurable que se encuentra en las palabras de Bunyan. Para los fanáticos desde hace mucho tiempo del cuento de Bunyan, o para aquellos que lo han encontrado por primera vez, esta edición ofrece una nueva belleza y perspectiva. Los lectores obtendrán una comprensión más profunda de la alegoría a partir de las anotaciones insertadas en cada capítulo de este cuento clásico. El progreso del peregrino ha inspirado a los lectores a través de los siglos a perseverar en su fe. Desde su publicación en 1678, este libro ha sido traducido a más de 200 idiomas. Es un best seller mundial, solo superado por la Biblia, y se ha convertido en un sello distintivo entre académicos y teólogos de todo el mundo. ¡Un elemento básico para cualquier biblioteca doméstica! Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2020 Grupo Nelson

Narrator: Arturo López
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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El Peregrino [Pilgrim's Progress]

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Versión actualizada y con el texto completo de la PRIMERA PARTE de la obra inmortal de John Bunyan The Pilgrim's Progress - El Progreso del Peregrino, en la que se ha preservando la integridad del texto original, manteniendo la calidad y valor literario de la versión española y respetando la magistral traducción poética de Carlos Araujo. Su objetivo es acercar la obra alegórica de Bunyan bajo el símil de un sueño: El viaje de Cristiano y Cristiana desde "Ciudad de Destrucción" a "Ciudad Celestial" a los oyentes del siglo XXI. Una joya, no sólo de la literatura cristiana inglesa, sino de todas las lenguas.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2008 por Editorial CLIE (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Pau Ferrer
Author: John Bunyan
Length: 7 hrs
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