I named my second son after John Bunyan (1628—1688). Bunyan is a literary giant from the Puritan era. His classic book, The Pilgrim’s Progress, is one of the best selling books of all time and has undergone dozens of editions and translations over the centuries. The newest version is set to hit bookstores at the end of September in a deluxe, updated, 240-page, colorfully illustrated version from Crossway ($16.49 over at Amazon).
The book’s text has been edited and updated by C. J. Lovik and the book’s 30 illustrations were contributed by award winning painter Michael Wimmer. As the release date approaches for this book I’ll have a full review. But for now, I wanted to post two illustrations. Crossway permitted me a sneak peak into the book a few days ago. Here is an exclusive look at two of the paintings.
Illustration copyright © 2009 by Michael Wimmer. Posted by permission of the publisher. The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come (Crossway 2009), p. 18.
Illustration copyright © 2009 by Michael Wimmer. Posted by permission of the publisher. The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come (Crossway 2009), p. 129.
Nice illustrations! … I’ll have more for you in a later review.
5 thoughts on “The Pilgrim’s Progress (now in living color)”
I can’t wait! Pilgrim’s Progress is my all-time favourite book! Thank you for sharing this and to Crossway for allowing you to! Blessings, Linda
Is the second part, ‘Christiana’s Progress’ included too? Greatheart and Valiant-for-truth are two of my favorite characters.
1) Are the scripture references in this one?
2)Are the brief summations of Bunyan in there too? These little blurbs were the quick summaries Bunyan added to summate a given paragraph or theme.
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I just wanted to correct the copyright information about the images. Crossways and C. J. Lovik hold the copyrights on the booka but the images are copyrighted by me Mike Wimmer.