Puritan writer John Bunyan, one of England’s most famous writers, died August 31, 1688. He left behind a significant work of English literature: The Pilgrim’s Progress. Bunyan’s allegory is about a man named Christian who is instructed by a man named Evangelist and who encounters many trials in his pilgrimage to the Celestial City. His book illustrates biblical concepts through characters with names like Faithful, Crafty, Little-Faith, Vanity, and others. The Pilgrim’s Progress is believed to be the second-most printed book of all time behind the Bible, influencing literary giants such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, C. S. Lewis, and John Steinbeck. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the renowned nineteenth-century English preacher known as England’s “Prince of Preachers,” said: “Next to the Bible, the book I value most is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress!”
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