Pilgrim’s Progress has to be one of my favorite books of all times. I’ve read previous versions of this story and was excited to see how Helen Taylor would have made this story welcome for younger children. I have to say that she did not do too bad. My only statement I’d say with this is that it is a bit of an advanced book for most 8 year old children, which is what the book sates it is applicable for. I would more place this into the age range of 10-14, I think they would understand the concepts better as well as have more of an ability to read through the book in its entirety.
The story is not a modernized account but more a retelling to enable younger children to understand. I enjoyed this story and while there were areas that were glossed over, it had to be in order to present to the intended audience. In this regard, the author does well. I liked Little Pilgrims Progress and would definitely read it again, however, it will likely be awhile before my younger brother picks up the book, he’d just not be able to read the book through yet.
I would suggest this to parents/family members that have enjoyed the telling of Pilgrims Progress and would like to share a fresh perspective with their children. It’s a great way to do family devotional in the evening. I am giving it 4/5 for family friendliness.
I received this book for free from Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest review.