Stylos is the blog of Jeff Riddle, a Reformed Baptist Pastor in North Garden, Virginia. The title "Stylos" is the Greek word for pillar. In 1 Timothy 3:15 Paul urges his readers to consider "how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar (stylos) and ground of the truth."
Image (left side): Decorative urn with title for the book of Acts in Codex Alexandrinus.
Monday, November 28, 2016
"Triumphant Journey" Poster (and Puzzle)
Image: My sons holding up the "Triumphant Journey" poster.
Image: A closeup of one scene.
I got a great unexpected gift in the mail today from friends in Florida. It is a sturdy, over-sized poster with plotted scenes from John Bunyan's classic Pilgrim's Progress created by artist Phyllis F. Sweeney and titled Triumphant Journey. The poster provides a great visual over-view of the narrative of Pilgrim's Progress from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.
I've long appreciated the children's work Dangerous Journey which does something similar in a juvenile book format. After reading this to my children several times in family devotions, it helped me better to follow the plot when re-reading Bunyan's original. The poster also grabbed the interest of my children and I sense it will serve the same purpose, and I like the poster title (with the emphasis on "triumph" rather than "danger") even better. It will be framed and hung on the wall of my study.
You can order the poster or the same scene in a puzzle format by visiting pilgrimsprogresspuzzle.com. It would make a memorable gift for someone who is a fan of Bunyan's great allegory. Thanks Ireland family!
JTR Update (11.29.16): The puzzle came in the mail today, so my first thanks was premature and incomplete.