The Celestial Railroad

Nathaniel Hawthorne looked at the Christianity of the mid-1800s and found it wanting. He wrote this allegory, using Pilgrim’s Progress as a basis, showing a man setting out for the Celestial City as Christian of old did. However, Hawthorne’s pilgrim takes the new and improved route, traveling on the Celestial Railroad. The author’s insights into modern Christianity will challenge you to diligently walk the true pilgrim way.