A selection from a letter by Ernie Reisinger to a young friend, Hiram Walker. He had sent him a copy of Pilgrim’s Progress and Pictorial Pilgrim’s Progress. The letter was written on January 17, 1985:
Next to the Bible I think Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the five most valuable books I have ever read. I have read it eighteen times and get new Biblical insight each time I read it. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, probably the greatest Baptist preacher that ever lived, read it a hundred times.
Ernest C. Reisinger: A Biography, by Geoffrey Thomas, The Banner of Truth Trust, 2002, p. 149.