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 Read "The Pilgrim's Progress" on Your iPod or PDA! Posted on 5-24-2006
WOTR News Article Download "The Pilgrim's Progress" to read on your iPod or PDA!

The iPod is the "best of the best" when it comes to Mp3 players, but if that is all you use if for, then you're missing out on one of it's best features: Reading E-books. As the capabilities of the iPod have continued to improve with each generation, the screen on the latest iPods is now a nice size and quite easy on the eyes. This is why we've decided to compile some wholesome Christian reading for those of you who have discovered the beauty that is the iPod Wink

So we're pleased to offer you.....

"The Pilgrim's Progress: Part One" complied and arranged for the iPod
written by John Bunyan

Click here to Download the file (iPod)

Update: We've also compiled a plain text version for your PDA or e-book reader:

Click here to Download the file (Plain Text)

About the Book:
One of the best-selling books of all time, "The Pilgrim's Progress" is regarded as one of the greatest classics of literature and is considered to be the most well-known allegory ever written. John Bunyan was a passionately religious man, imprisoned in 1660 for preaching the Gospel without a license, and spending most of the next twelve years in jail. It was after his release and during his second imprisonment in 1676 that he seems to have written his most famous and influential work, The Pilgrim's Progress. It is an allegory told by a dreamer, much like certain medieval poems (Pearl is the clearest example). Its full title is The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to come and is was published in 1678, with over 100,000 copies sold in Bunyan's lifetime. The storry begins when the narrator sees a man, Christian, clothed in rags, with a burden on his back, leaving his house behind in the knowledge that it will burn down. The book he holds in his hands has told him so. He has to flee his family who think he has gone mad and escape the City of Destruction. On the advice of Evangelist he begins a journey through a series of allegorical places: the Slough of Despond, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle and so on to the Celestial City that he seeks. Each character and place in the dream is given an appropriate name: so Christian meets the goodly Hopeful and Faithful, the cheating Mr Legality and the evil Giant Despair. The Pilgrim's Progress has been so successful and admired that it has been translated into over one hundred languages.

About the iPod version:
Loading this e-book onto your iPod is a piece of cake:

1.) First, you simply need to download the file, then un-zip it (In Windows XP, right-click on the file and select "Extract All..", then just follow the on-screen prompts (basically, just press "next" a couple times and a new folder will be created containing the e-book files.

2.) Next, connect your iPod to your computer, Go to "My Computer" and locate your iPod in the "Hard Disk Drives" list, then double-click the iPod icon

3.) Finally, you simply need to take the new folder that we un-zipped (called "Pilgrims_Progess") and drag and drop it into the "Notes" folder on your iPod

Congratulations, the installation is complete! Pretty easy, huh?

Then after you have safely disconnected your iPod from your computer, go to your iPod and from the main menu, navigate to Extras >> Notes. Your iPod will scan the new notes (it only does this the first time after you add new notes). When this scan is complete you will see the new folder called "Pilgrim's Progress".

How to use it:
To make your reading experience easier, we have created a "Table of Contents" for you.When you go into the "Pilgrim's Progress" folder, you will see that we have actually split it up into two:
1 - Table of Contents
2 - Table of Contents

The first Table contains chapters 1-20 and the second Table contains chapters 21-41, plus some extras (About the book, a list of Characters, and a list of Places)

To navigate the Table of Contents, simply use the scroll wheel to move through the chapters and make your selection

Alternatively, you can browse through the Chapter files directly by going into the folder called "Chapters".

You will notice that some of the Chapters have been broken up into several parts. This is because there is a limit as to how big a note can be on the iPod. If you are more of a casual reader, the breaks can actually be useful.

So we hope you are blessed by this version of "The Pilgrim's Progress". If you have any problems or find any bugs, please let us know as soon as possible.

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