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The Narrow Road is an illustrated adventure novel based on John Bunyan's 17th-century classic, "The Pilgrim's Progress."
The Narrow Road is an illustrated adventure novel based on John Bunyan's 17th-century classic, "The Pilgrim's Progress."
The Narrow Road is an illustrated adventure novel based on John Bunyan's 17th-century classic, "The Pilgrim's Progress."
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Thank you so much for helping us hit our goal!  If you haven't pledged yet but you're interested in getting a copy of The Narrow Road novel before its official release in early 2014, there's still time to back the project. We'd love your support!


"As in most art, we recognize its value when it makes truth new all over again, and The Narrow Road enlivens truths that have held up the original Bunyan tale for generations. We enter this story with its characters and feel their urgency, pain and joy; traveling the road with them as only the best of stories let us do." 

-Nathan Cochran, Musician, MercyMe/ Diving Blind 


“The Narrow Road breathes new life into an old Bunyan classic with modern cinematic sensibilities. It has the earthy grit of the sword and sorcerer fantasy genre, and the spiritual soul of the original work of faith.”

-Brian GodawaAuthor, Chronicles of the Nephilim, and Screenwriter, To End All Wars

The Narrow Road is an adaptation of John Bunyan’s 17th-century classic, “The Pilgrim’s Progress”, first adapted as a feature-length film script by Erik Yeager, Howard Allen, and Phillip Loeb.  Working with brilliant illustrator, artist, and real-life swordsmith, David DelaGardelle, Erik thought that the Tolkien-esque The Narrow Road would make a fun novel!

First published in 1678,The Pilgrim's Progress has been called the greatest allegory ever written.  The novel has sold millions of copies and been translated into over a hundred languages.  In our version, a medieval soldier, in mortal fear of destruction at the hands of supernatural forces, flees his home in search of the means to save himself and his family from a fate worse than death.

“I’ve been working on the novelization of The Narrow Road film script for over a year, and based on the feedback of our early readers (from all backgrounds), I’m hopeful that this novel will be enjoyable for readers of all ages and walks of life.  And I’m really excited about Dave’s brilliant illustrations!”

-Erik Yeager, Author of The Narrow Road

The Narrow Road novel is written and the illustrations are complete, but we need your help to launch the novel.  Your Kickstarter contributions will go toward formatting, printing, and binding costs which will enable us bring The Narrow Road to a wider audience.  Please help us by becoming an integral part in bringing this story to life!

Here's a sneak peak at "Descent", Erik Yeager's short film that will be released to the public for the first time as a part of our Thank You DVD reward.  "Descent" was shot and edited in 7 days as an entry in a timed filmmaking competition.

We're so excited to release this novel but we need your help to do it right!  Please BACK our project, SHARE this page, LIKE the Narrow Road Movie Facebook page, FOLLOW @NarrowRoadMovie on Twitter, BLOG about us, tell your friends and family about us over the holidays, and...Thank You.

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This isn't our first Kickstarter campaign and we believe that we're ready to handle any challenges that may arise. Our novel is written and illustrated, and our cover art is complete. We've priced printing, binding, and other self-publishing costs, and we have a good handle on shipping costs. Once our partners are paid, we should be able to begin shipping incentives within a few weeks.

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    DIGITAL ALBUM featuring all of the music created by the Narrow Road team.

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    E-BOOK edition of "The Narrow Road" novel, plus the DIGITAL ALBUM.

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    PAPERBACK edition of "The Narrow Road" novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM.

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    NARROW ROAD T-SHIRT designed by David DelaGardelle, AND the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM.

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    AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK edition of "The Narrow Road" novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

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    8X10" BLACK & WHITE PRINT of your favorite novel illustration, plus the E-BOOK and the DIGITAL ALBUM. (ADD $40 for each additional print, $50 if shipping outside the United States.)

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    AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER edition of "The Narrow Road" novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

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    NARROW ROAD T-SHIRT designed by David DelaGardelle, and the AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK edition of "The Narrow Road" novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

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    AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER edition of "The Narrow Road" novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

    PLUS, receive a THANK YOU DVD featuring "Descent", the Narrow Road team's most recent 10-minute short film written and directed by TNR author, Erik Yeager, including other video extras.

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    LIMITED EDITION LEATHER-BOUND edition of "The Narrow Road novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

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    LIMITED EDITION LEATHER-BOUND edition of "The Narrow Road novel, plus the E-BOOK and DIGITAL ALBUM, and a 20x28" COLOR CANVAS PRINT of the novel cover art. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

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    PAPERBACK, HARDCOVER, and LEATHER-BOUND editions of "The Narrow Road" novel--all autographed--AND the DIGITAL ALBUM, E-BOOK, three (3) 8x10" B&W art prints of your choice of illustrations from the novel, AND a 20x28" COLOR CANVAS art print of "The Narrow Road" cover art.

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    "CHRISTIAN'S HELMET" OFFICIAL ONE-OF-A-KIND MOVIE PROP from the 2011 Narrow Road Test Scene.

    INCLUDED is a LIMITED EDITION LEATHER-BOUND edition of "The Narrow Road novel, plus the THANK YOU DVD, the E-BOOK, and the DIGITAL ALBUM. (Autographed by Erik Yeager and David DelaGardelle.)

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    "MASK OF BELIAL" OFFICIAL ONE-OF-A-KIND MOVIE PROP from the 2011 Narrow Road Test Scene.

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