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Family Book Recommendation: Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen L. Taylor

September should be Family Devotions month. Back to school and routine. Back to leading the family in thinking about the Lord.

When our children were younger we would alternate between the Bible and other books for our family devotions time.

Today I want to highlight a book that we loved years ago:  Little Pilgrim’s Progress. This highly readable book tells the classic story of Christian’s journey to the Celestial City. Along the way, we discover all the temptations and enemies he faces. Part one is about Christian. Part two is about Christiana. This story will spark lots of discussion (and reflection for Mom and Dad.)

While the unabridged adult version can get somewhat long, this children’s version kept our family’s attention. You can see where we each signed it after the two times of successfully completing it.
Little Pilgrims Progress
I cannot do better than the Amazon description.

Fifty-five years ago, Helen L. Taylor took John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers, while keeping the storyline intact. The result was a classic in itself, which has now sold over 600,000 copies. It’s both a simple adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life, a delightful read with a message kids ages 6 to 12 can understand and remember.

This would make a great resource if you have children 4-10. The signatures show that we made it through and had a lot of fun reading it.

I highly recommend it. Order it today. You will not regret it.