Dangerous Journey, Part 8

Today’s Theme: Finishing Well From the clutches of Giant Despair, Christian and Hopeful escape into pleasant places of the Delectable Mountains.  We see them refreshing themselves in a stream, quite unlike the dark river they will encounter at the end of the chapter.  Soon they have their first glimpse of the Celestial City.  And after 

Continue Reading…

Dangerous Journey, Part 7

Today’s Theme: The Key of Promise After surviving Vanity Fair and the hill of Lucre, Christian and Hopeful “espied a stile which led into a meadow, and seemed to be a short-cut.”  But of course, there are no short-cuts in a Christian’s path, and what first seemed a pleasant way soon turned into a terrible 

Continue Reading…

Dangerous Journey, Part 6

Chapter 6: Vanity Fair Today’s Theme: Faithful to the End As our narrator says, “Most fairs are merry places.  But not this one–not for our travellers.  For here one of them was destined to die.”   What ought to have been a place of vibrant cultural exchange and beauty–with a British Row and Italian Row, 

Continue Reading…

Dangerous Journey, Part 5

  CHAPTER FIVE: The Valley of the Shadow Today’s Theme: God With Us Today, following on the heels of his fight with Apollyon and his healing through the leaves of a tree, Christian enters the Valley of the Shadow.  In a reference to the 23rd Psalm, the chapter is aptly titled The Valley of the 

Continue Reading…

Dangerous Journey, Part 4

This post is part of our Pilgrim’s Progress read along during our Reformation Month celebration.  You can find an introduction and sign up for an eguide in Pilgrim’s Progress: Mission Adventure. I thought I would begin today with this clip from a video version.  You can purchase the video of Dangerous Journey on Amazon.com for 

Continue Reading…