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Originally written at a jail cell desk in 1675, John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress quickly grew in popularity second only to the Bible itself, and it has seen countless editions and printings over the years. Gary Schmidt has now recaptured this story of everyman's quest for life in contemporary language for a new generation of readers. This volume offers a superb original retelling of Bunyan's beloved classic, masterfully illustrated with fifty dramatic watercolors by Barry Moser. Here again is the tale of Christian's spiritual journey from the City of Destruction to the Heavenly Palaces, including the pitfalls and graces that threaten and fortify his epic pilgrimage. Matching Bunyan's flare for storytelling and vivid imagery, Gary Schmidt's new narrative also echoes the best of writers like Dante, Sir Thomas Browne, E. M. Forster, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Barry Moser's illustrations bring Bunyan's unforgettable characters and landscapes to life in fresh ways. While Christian himself is interpreted as a contemporary figure, Moser portrays the story's characters within different historical eras, powerfully enhancing their symbolic meanings for today's readers while also showing their common tie to humankind throughout the ages. Even after three centuries, this odyssey of faith and human perseverance still appeals to a wide audience. This new retelling of Pilgrim's Progress will stand repeated readings as it speaks to the experiences and stirs the imaginations of both young and old.
Author Bunyan, John; Schmidt, Gary D.
Year Published 2008
Category: Bible Study
Author Taylor, C.C.
Category: Bible Study
Author Yancey, Philip
Year Published 2007
Category: Bible Study
Author Stanley, Charles
Category: Prayer
A regular, daily model for prayer that keeps you praying for a whole year. You,ll pray for personal needs, for family and friends, for the church, for the kingdom, and for the unsaved. Includes a convenient Bible-reading guide.
Author CRC Publications
Year Published 1995
Category: Prayer
Introduction to book by Philip Yancey: "Prayer can be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. I probe such questions as: Is God listening? Why should God care about me? If God knows everything, what’s the point of prayer? How can I make prayer more satisfying? Why do so many prayers go unanswered? Do prayers for healing really matter? Does prayer change God? I began with a list of such questions, then I studied all 650 prayers in the Bible and interviewed scores of people about their own experiences with prayer. The process of writing caused a revolution in my own conception and practice of prayer. I now see it not so much as a way of getting God to do my will as a way of being available to get in the stream of what God wants to accomplish on earth."
Author Yancey, Philip
Year Published 2006
Category: Prayer
Praying the 23rd Psalm is filled with prayers that will flow from your heart as you immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful passages from God's Word. Elmer Towns examines Psalm 23 line by line, revealing insight, comfort, and dynamic Kingdom principles for every follower of Christ. Towns has seen more than three million copies of his books sold during the past 42 years. He has written a number of popular Bible studies and many outstanding books on the subjects of Sunday School and evangelism. But Towns's recent focus has been on spirituality. He says, "I began my ministry helping the Church to develop better outreach programs, but the condition of America has changed. Now the Church needs better people. We must get back to the basics of our spiritual relationship with God."
Author Towns, Elmer L.
Year Published 2001
Category: Biography
Author Curry, Dayna and Heather Mercer
Category: Biography
John Calvin was known for his brilliant mind, intense personality, and devotion to God. He influenced religion and theology, politics and education. But he was also a real person with a real life. Drawing from dozens of books, biographies, and other sources, novelist and long-time journalist Chris Meehan brings the human side of John Calvin to light in a biography that offers a fresh and personal look at the intriguing life and legacy of a great reformer.
Author Meehan, Christopher
Year Published 2009