The Team

Writer Anna Trimiew

Anna Trimiew is a curriculum and children’s writer who approached this adaptation of Bunyan’s story with great care. It was of utmost importance to her that the biblical truths shine through clearly to children as they become immersed in this grand story of imagination and adventure.

Trimiew, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, is a former elementary school teacher. She came to the United States to earn her B.A. from Florida State University and has a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her work includes Bringing the New Testament to Life (Cook), Bible Lessons in LessonMaker (NavPress), and The Get-Well Activity Book for Kids (Harold Shaw Publishers). She has been a curriculum writer for Great Commission Publications for the past 16 years, writing multiple departments of the Show Me Jesus children’s material, So What? youth Bible studies, and Kids’ Quest Catechism Club. She has also written the accompanying Kids’ Quest Pilgrim’s Progress curriculum for grades two through five.

Illustrator Drew Rose

Drew Rose is an accomplished illustrator whose passion for this project was apparent from the start. “I asked the Lord to send me a special project,” Rose has explained. “My heart and soul went into this book for 11 months. I put aside everything because this was a labor of love and I knew this was something I wanted to contribute to God. Whatever is done for Christ will last.”

Born in Châteauroux, France, Rose knew from childhood that he was an artist at heart. He would often immerse himself in libraries for hours, pouring over the illustrations of the great artists from the golden age of children’s book illustration. Determined to illustrate professionally one day, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University and obtained a B.S. degree in Communication Art and Design.

For the first 15 years of his career, Rose produced art for the U.S. Postal Service and many of America’s leading corporations, including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Apple, Frito-Lay, Purina, and a host of others. He has since dedicated his talents to book and children’s illustrations. He works in an ink undercoat surmounted by a very tight wax-colored pencil rendering, which allows light to pass through the transparent topcoat and bounce back to the eye, producing brilliant life and color. His preferred subjects are the boundless world of a child’s imagination: pure, untouched, and full of wonder. He has received many honors, including the Weatherspoon Gallery award and an ADDY award. 

Theological Editor John L. Musselman

John L. Musselman is an author, teacher, and former pastor who has been teaching The Pilgrim’s Progress to disciple men for more than 20 years. He is a scholar of Bunyan and his work, and has written a modernized version and study guide of The Pilgrim’s Progress for adults. As the theological editor, Musselman provided crucial guidance, insights, and dedication.

Musselman is the president of the Jackson Institute, a leadership development organization in Atlanta whose mission is to contribute to the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual formation of individuals who are on a passionate quest to be welcomed, received, and acknowledged by God.

Born in Griffin, Georgia, Musselman graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1972. He received his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi and the D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Prior to his founding the Institute in 1991, he served on the staffs of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Evangelism Explosion International, and Perimeter Church in Atlanta. Musselman is the author of Youth Evangelism Explosion, Classic Discipleship, and The Holy Spirit and His Gifts. He has also edited two other classic Christian works: The Training of the Twelve by A.B. Bruce and Man’s Chief End by Thomas Watson.

The Publisher

Great Commission Publications is the publisher of Pilgrim’s Progress. GCP is a ministry based in Atlanta, Georgia—best known for Trinity Hymnal and Show Me Jesus, our Reformed Sunday school curriculum for ages 2 through middle school. We also publish So What? youth Bible studies and have VBS, catechism materials, and more. We would love to partner with your church to glorify God in your children’s, youth, and adult ministries. Click here to learn more.