“The best-selling Christian book of all time” by J. I. Packer

“Next to the Bible, John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is the best-selling Christian book of all time. At its first appearance (part one, 1678; part two, 1684), it was an instant hit, and it has never been out of print; there have been literally hundreds of editions and dozens of translations. By common consent it is Bunyan’s masterpiece and a milestone in English literature, both sacred and secular.”

–J. I. Packer, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” in The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics, ed. Kapic and Gleason (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press: 2004), 183.

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