There are two spiritual books that had an impact on me as a child. The first is C.S Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and John Bunyan The Pilgrim’s Progress. In fact, the book was a baptismal gift that I cherished. It’s amazing that none of my friends who went to church ever heard or read the book as a child or even as adults.
Pilgrims Progress featured the journey of Christian in part 1 and his wife in part 2. It’s an allegory of the Christian life. It reminds the reader that Christian living is that of suffering and joy. It doesn’t pull out all the stop, but drives home the importance of perseverance.