Commentary/study guide for Pilgrim's Progress

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  1. CanuckPuritan24

    CanuckPuritan24 Puritan Board Freshman


    I'm wondering if any of you puritanheads can assist me. I'm looking for a commentary or study guide from a reformed or puritan persuasion to walk through Pilgrim's Progress with. Is there such a thing available?

    It is is for my mother's women's group... (most do not have high theological acumen... or ability to read difficult works) so simpler is better.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  2. jbotkin

    jbotkin Puritan Board Freshman

    Answers in Genesis has an "all-in-one family curriculum." They're museum bookstore stocks puritans works, along with Edwards and Lloyd-Jones. So if the curriculum is what you're looking for, I think the underlying theology would be good.

    A good leader's guide (more advanced probably) is Barry Horner's commentary on Pilgrim's Progress.
  3. Casey

    Casey Puritan Board Junior The Devoted Life: An Invitation To The Puritan Classics: Kelly M. Kapic, Randall C. Gleason: Books
    has a chapter written by J.I. Packer devoted to Pilgrim's Progress, along with chapters on a bunch of other Puritan works. It's only about 10-20 pages per book, though. I only just got a copy of this book, so I can't actually comment on it (though the likes of Beeke, Horton, Ryken, et al., have written chapters on other books).

    EDIT: Note, this isn't actually a commentary on any of these Puritan classics, but it does explain biographical info about the authors and then goes into the general thrust of the particular literature.
  4. christiana

    christiana Puritan Board Senior

    Mount Zion Bible Institute

    Mt Zion has great reformed resources and has a bible study on Pilgrim's Progress. Not sure if there is a prerequisite for this study. Do check it out; listed on the link page.
  5. rescuedbyLove

    rescuedbyLove Puritan Board Junior

  6. jbotkin

    jbotkin Puritan Board Freshman

    Almost forgot - Sir Derek Thomas over at FPC Jackson did an excellent sermon series based on Pilgrim's Progress. Audio and transcripts are available.
  7. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Puritan Board Junior

    As well as the above mentioned book, Barry Horner has a detailed commentary (that is a full and readable commentary) available at Commentary on Pilgrims Progress. As far as I know, Barry is a Calvinist and a progressive dispensationalist.
  8. CanuckPuritan24

    CanuckPuritan24 Puritan Board Freshman

    Thank you very much for the prompt and helpful responses so far
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