Jon J. Cardwell Seeks Funding via Indiegogo to Create 'To Be a Pilgrim', a Novel Based Upon 'The Pilgrim's Progress'

Jon J. Cardwell is a pastor and he has written 40+ eBooks & paperbacks. Help him put a twist on The Pilgrim's Progress and get it to a whole new audience.


Anniston, AL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2014 -- John Bunyan's famous allegory, The Pilgrim's Progress, is one of the most read books in the English language, second only to the King James Version of the Holy Bible.

Today, however, there is a generation of Christians who have never read The Pilgrim's Progress. There are others who have attempted to read it, but seventeenth century puritanical English was much too difficult for the reader to grasp. With others still, who may have read a more updated and modern version of John Bunyan's allegory, for them the book needed more explanation or commentary.

Jon J. Cardwell is attempting to solve that problem with a slight twist by creating a book that goes beyond a mere modern translation, while providing particular insights into Bunyan's famous story without diminishing the allegory with a great deal of doctrinal commentary thrown in here and there to disrupt the poetic beauty of the work… and he'll do this by writing a novel entitled, To Be a Pilgrim: A Novel Based Upon The Pilgrim's Progress and Other Works by John Bunyan of Bedford.

Because the book is in novel form, the telling of John Bunyan's great allegory can be told while maintaining the power, impact and poetic beauty of the original. Additionally, as alternate chapters present episodes that relate to my conversations with John Bunyan (of course, from fictionalized and more elaborate scenes and scenarios for the book's sake), this will provide through some commentary and doctrinal insights into the story overall.

This is an estimate of how Jon plans to put Indiegogo funding to use:
- Printing Costs: $25,000
- Editing & Proofreading: $7,500
- Marketing (including, social media, press releases, publicist, promotional material & miscellany, etc.): $6,700
- Cover Art: $1,500
- Typesetting: $2,500
- Print Production (including shipping costs): $2,000
- Distribution: $3,500

This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: March 11, 2014 - April 20, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

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