The Pilgrim’s Progress

Guide: Dr. Andy Draycott

Further Resources

You can find more of Dr Andy Draycott’s work at his excellent website, Professor Pilgrim’s Progress:

https://www.professorpilgrimsprogress.com


A detailed lecture series on Pilgrim’s Progress by Derek Thomas, published by Ligonier Ministries:

https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/pilgrims-progress-guided-tour


A commentary on Pilgrim’s Progress by Charles Spurgeon:

https://www.grace-ebooks.com/library/Charles%20Spurgeon/CHS_Pictures%20From%20Pilgrims%20Progress.PDF


An excellent BBC radio dramatisation of Pilgrim’s Progress can be found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FUwcRiPvzc


Many people find maps useful in helping them to visualise Christian’s journey. Andy Draycott has written a blog post on maps, which features some examples:

https://www.biola.edu/blogs/good-book-blog/2019/pilgrim-s-progress-maps


Bunyan’s autobiography can be read online for free. It is available for free to audible members (as are many of Bunyan’s other works) in a version brilliantly narrated by Simon Vance. Alternatively, anyone can listen for free to a LibriVox recording (again, this is also the case for Bunyan’s other books):

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/654/654-h/654-h.htm

https://www.audible.co.uk/search?

https://librivox.org/grace-abounding-to-the-chief-of-sinners-by-john-bunyan


A website devoted to all things Bunyan and Bedford:

https://bunyansbedford.weebly.com


A recording of The Pilgrim’s Progress opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7L1nHoJnmI


The Neal Morse Band, a progressive rock band, released have released two albums based on The Pilgrim’s Progress:

http://progressivecircus.com/?page_id=1146


A clip of Liam Neeson in a 1978 film version of the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuklKRrqwP0


Enid Blyton’s reworking of Bunyan:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Land-Beyond-Blyton-Religious-Stories/dp/1901881229


A Pilgrim’s Progress video game:

https://hopeanimation.com/shop/pilgrims-progress-video-game


A graphic novel, beautifully drawn by S.G. Vossos:

https://boo-ink.com/about-booink/the-pilgrims-progress


Modern English versions by Cheryl Ford and Edward Hazelbaker, the two modern retelling Andy recommended on the podcast:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilgrims-Progress-Cheryl-V-Ford/dp/1496417496

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilgrims-Progress-Modern-English-Classics/dp/0882707574


He also suggested that those who have enjoyed Pilgrim’s Progress and are looking for more Bunyan of a similar vein should take a look at The Life and Death of Mr Badman and The Holy City. Both are freely available online:

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1986/1986-h/1986-h.htm

https://www.sounddoctrine.net/Classic_Sermons/John%20Bunyan/holy_city.html


For those who want to read more about Bunyan’s life and work, the essays in The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan are a great place to start:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-bunyan/DA015B3A785896277527834A725569ED

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