The Great Journey (e-book)



I’m excited to be bringing you another jewel from the rich heritage of Christian books of by-gone centuries! In this beloved allegory, you’ll journey with Pilgrim as he winds through the Valley of Tears on his way to the City of Zion. Follow him through the Narrow-Way-Gate; and share in the richness of his spiritual experiences as he spends the night at the Royal Psalmist’s Palace, and as he passes through the Furnace of Affliction. Find edification in Pilgrim’s dialogues with characters like Backslider, Poverty, and Theophilus; and learn from the errors and experiences of the various patients of the King’s Hospital. Will Pilgrim’s armor remain bright as he traverses the difficult pathway? Can he keep from losing his way among the confusing streets of the City of Carnality? Will he enter the glorious gates of the Celestial City at last? See for yourself as you lose yourself among the pages of this freshly-edited treasure from the pen of nineteenth-century Scottish minister, John Ross MacDuff.

  • Author: John Ross MacDuff (1818-1895)
  • Foreword by: Dennis Gundersen
  • Edited by: Christian Horstmann
  • ISBN: 978-0-578-84985-0
  • Page count: 116
  • Publishing date: 2021
  • Paperback version and Amazon Kindle edition are also available.

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Sample pages from The Great Journey

2 reviews for The Great Journey (e-book)

  1. David Staddon

    I was really struck by the vivid imagery. And I could see myself in so many of the characters. What a great book!

    • Christian Horstmann (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, David! It makes me happy to know this little book was a blessing to you spiritually. 😊

  2. Morgan Giesbrecht (verified owner)

    4.5 Stars

    When I heard the premise of this story as being an allegory along similar lines to John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, I was intrigued since Bunyan’s classic has been a family favourite in my house for years and with good reason!

    I found the imagery to be beautiful. The book opens with “As I was walking along the Highway of Time…” Quite a first line. MacDuff also represents life with the term “Valley of Tears.” Both of these images really stuck out to me.

    While “The Great Journey” is certainly more condensed in terms of length, it is remains rich and full of though-provoking biblical truths. The story was also written in a more modern form of English compared to Bunyan, which lends to ease of reading. 😉

    My favourite part? Probably the scene describing the amour of God. MacDuff highlights the importance of prayer and its purpose to “polish” our armour, keeping it clean and in good working order. It was just an incredibly well done scene.

    Is it of the same calibre or a replacement for The Pilgrim’s Progress? No, but it is a beautiful allegory in its own right and well worth the read. Not every Christian’s life looks the same, and this story gives another perspective on the believer’s journey.

    I read this in an evening, but it would definitely be a good book to slow down and mull over.

    *I received a copy of this book for promotional purposes. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts are my honest opinions.*

    • Christian Horstmann (verified owner)

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Morgan! I’m so happy that you found the book to be a blessing to you. 🙂
      ~ Christian

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