The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, The Cresset Press & The Shakespeare Head Press (1928)

{Ed. Note: This article is courtesy of Books and Vines contributor Neil.} The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is an enormously influential Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in 1678. It is considered one of the most significant and important works of English literature. Though regrettably it is seldom read now, for many years it was second only to The … Continue reading The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, The Cresset Press & The Shakespeare Head Press (1928)

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, Easton Press Reader’s Choice

Hermann Hesse’s novella Siddhartha, written in 1922, is a deeply contemplative book about a man’s lifelong journey to achieve true enlightenment.  The story takes place in India of long ago, where Siddhartha is raised in Hindu teachings.  As Siddhartha masters the teaching of Hinduism, he decides it offers inadequate explanations of the ways of the world. …the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the … Continue reading Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, Easton Press Reader’s Choice