The Narrow Road: A Pilgrims Progress (Novel)

Book Release: March 26, 2014
The Narrow Road: A Pilgrims Progress (Novel)


In mortal fear of destruction at the hands of supernatural forces, Christian, a famous tracer in the service of the demon lord Apollyon, must flee his home in search of the means to save himself and his family from a fate worse than death.

Dove Review

There was a time when people only had two books on their bookshelf: “The Bible” and John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress.” Erik Yeager has given us a substantial update to Bunyan’s allegory without losing any of the original’s spiritual punch.

While the characters and places remain the same, “The Narrow Road” offers a fresh vision of Christian’s journey to the Celestial City. Rife with spiritual warfare and demonic battles, Yeager’s book will hold the reader’s attention without resorting to gratuitous scenes of violence.

Parents should know that this tale is essentially a soldier’s diary and as such features some bloodshed. The fact that Christian’s enemies are demons with a taste for human flesh requires that the reader is mature enough for such content, regardless of how tame the fight scenes are written.

The fact that this book came into existence through a crowd-funding campaign means that there is already an audience for it. In fact, the novel is only one part of the author’s vision for Bunyan’s classic, as readers are invited to take part in bringing “The Narrow Road” to the screen as well. If the film is as action-filled and poignant as the book, it will well be worth a watch.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Familial affection throughout; flirtatious touch
Language: My God; hellish as description several times
Violence: Multiple mentions of swords throughout; multiple mentions of demons feasting on human flesh; character follows a trail of blood; character prepares for a non-gratuitous mercy killing of another character; character is struck by spear; multiple times a character fights a demon with weapons; character is abused by an ogre; character is burned to death; mention of beheading.
Drugs: Goblet of wine used in a toast
Nudity: Non-gratuitous mention of character immodestly dressed
Other: Spiritual warfare is central to the plot with the forces of God, or El Shaddai, pitted against the demon horde and Apollyon; multiple mentions of demons as characters throughout; family disappears & property is torched; mention of demonic possession; plan of salvation given.


Company: The Narrow Road Film Company LLC
Writer: Erik Yeager, Illusctrations by David DelaGardelle
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 181
Reviewer: Josh Mosey