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Topic: December 2012 - Christian Book Discussions/Book Reviews

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Subject: December 2012 - Christian Book Discussions/Book Reviews
Date Posted: 12/14/2012 2:19 PM ET
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Please post book reviews and/or comments on Christian books that you have read in December of 2012 here.  smiley

Date Posted: 12/14/2012 2:25 PM ET
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I finished The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan this morning.  It is available for free download at gutenberg.org.

This is considered an allegorical Christian classic.  Christian leave his wife and children behind in the City of Destruction in search of Celestial City.  The second part follow Christiana, his wife, and their children as they follow in his footsteps on their own pilgrimage to the Kingdom of God.  Bunyan has a tendency to state and then have the characters state the obvious when an event happens.  The places are clearly named things like "Doubting Castle" and the people are named obviously with names like "Help".  I found the overstatements to be a little irritating, but I think this would be excellent for those that have trouble with allegory that is more subtle (like stories by C.S. Lewis).  Something like this paves the way for a better understanding. Overall, it was an okay read.