Which Word Wednesday: Allegory, Metaphor, and Simile

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Last week I mentioned two extraordinary allegories—John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress and Hannah Hurnard’s Hinds’ Feet on High Places—in a post over at EWO Women of the Word. I was reminded of these heart-engaging books while reading selected Proverbs from The Message translation of the Bible for the E100 reading…

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My Life as an Allegory

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Every time I read Proverbs with its Wisdom personification, I am reminded of two of my favorite allegories: The Pilgrim’s Progress and Hinds’ Feet on High Places. These novels follow, respectively, a hero (Christian) and heroine (Much Afraid) journeying through the Christian life, encountering characters whose character matches their names—Christian…

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