Pilgrim’s Progress was written in 1678 by John Bunyan (no relationship to Paul). As a Christian allegory of the world to come, it’s considered one of the most significant religious works of English literature.
Finally, it’s time for the rebuttal.
Pilgrim’s Progression rescues our human story, wresting it away from dependence upon a capricious deity. The allegory follows Pilgrim as he learns to find his way in a new world without dogma and superstition.
Pilgrim stumbles upon a Book of Knowledge, a simple volume which reveals that Pilgrim’s beloved home, the City of Dogma, is not the stable fortress he had been taught to believe. His attempts to verify the veracity of the book only leaves him ostracized by family and friends, forcing Pilgrim to take a Hero’s Journey.
This books is a must read for all those who find themselves on their own Hero’s Journey, challenged by old beliefs and on a quest to understand a world without the dogma that once held them captive.