The Story: A man named Christian learns that the city he lives in is going to be destroyed, and after he can’t convince his wife and children to leave with him, he heads off on his own. A man has pointed him in the direction of the Celestial City, where he can be saved and have eternal life, so Christian begins a pilgrimage to reach the city. Many dangers lie ahead, but he is determined to reach the end of his quest.
The story’s pace wavers a bit towards the end of part one, heading off on a long series of theological rambles. Fortunately, the theological rambles are fascinating to read. The second part covers mostly the same ground as part one, but has enough unique details to keep it interesting. Everyone who likes fantasy, Christian fiction, or theology should take the time to explore this classic work.
Content Overview: This book is safe for most readers. There’s occasional mild violence, such as monstrous villains being beheaded or otherwise slain. Mildly scary scenes are common. A few vague references are made to sexual immorality and seduction.