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Resources by Leland Ryken

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Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit and Tremper Longman III

Who isn't familiar with the image of God as the Good Shepherd? Some of our most fundamental biblical understandings come to us in the form of images, metaphors, and symbols—pictures that are painted with words in the biblical text. So it's easy to see why an ability to recognize and decode the Bible's many verbal pictures … Read more…

ESV Literary Study Bible - With ESV

ESV Literary Study Bible - With ESV

by Leland Ryken and Philip Graham Ryken

Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God's Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible's story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible c… Read more…

Worldly Saints

Worldly Saints

by Leland Ryken

'Ryken's Worldly Saints offers a fine introduction to seventeenth-century Puritanism in its English and American contexts. The work is rich in quotations from Puritan worthies and is ideally suited to general readers who have not delved widely into Puritan literature. It will also be a source of information and inspiration to those who seek a clearer… Read more…

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Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

by Leland Ryken

In this collection of literary introductions to every book of the Bible, renowned literary scholar Leland Ryken helps readers navigate the genres and literary features found throughout Scripture.… Read more…

How to Read the Bible as Literature

How to Read the Bible as Literature

by Leland Ryken

Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying atte… Read more…

Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach

Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach

by Leland Ryken

Provides a clear path through the maze of English Bible translations, defining the issues, contrasting the main traditions of modern Bible translation, and making a strong case for an essentially literal translation approach.… Read more…

J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

by Leland Ryken and J. I. Packer

Introducing readers to one of evangelicalism’s most important figures, this biography explores J. I. Packer’s life and legacy through a detailed accounting of his life, personal anecdotes, and key themes that shaped his ministry.… Read more…

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

by Leland Ryken and Karen Swallow Prior

Reading great literature well has the power to cultivate virtue. Great literature increases knowledge of and desire for the good life by showing readers what virtue looks like and where vice leads. It is not just what one reads but how one reads that cultivates virtue. Reading good literature well requires one to practice numerous virtues, such as patience, … Read more…

Dickens's 'Great Expectations'

Dickens's 'Great Expectations'

by Leland Ryken

<p>We hear about the classics and assume they&rsquo;re great, but many of us are too intimidated to read them on our own. Crossway&rsquo;s Christian Guides to the Classics series is designed to help readers enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher to answer questions along the way. Popular professor, author, and… Read more…

The ESV and the English Bible Legacy

The ESV and the English Bible Legacy

by Leland Ryken

Outlines the chief characteristics of historic English Bible translation and surveys how modern Bible translations relate to the Tyndale-KJV legacy. Ryken firmly argues that the ESV is an heir of this classical stream.… Read more…


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