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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…

A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible

A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible

by Leland Ryken

A renowned literary scholar explains more than 250 literary forms found throughout Scripture in this alphabetically arranged handbook, offering succinct definitions, helpful illustrations, and key biblical references.… Read more…

Complete Literary Guide to the Bible

Complete Literary Guide to the Bible

by Leland Ryken and Tremper LongmanIII

The EditorsLeland Ryken Wheaton College (Illinois) Tremper Longman III Westminster Theological Seminary The Authors Fredrick Buechner Novelist John Sailhamer Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Wilson G. Baroody (deceased) Arizona State UniversityWilliam F. Gentrup Arizona State UniversityKenneth R.R. Gros Louis Indiana University Willard Van … Read more…

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Liberal Arts for the Christian Life

Liberal Arts for the Christian Life

by Leland Ryken, Philip Graham Ryken, Jeffry C. Davis, Duane Litfin, Alan Jacobs, Roger Lundin, Marjorie Lamp Mead, Jay Wood, Henry Allen, John H. Augustine, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Edith Blumhofer, Dorothy F. Chappell, Kenneth Chase, Kenneth R Chase, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner and Co

Comprehensive in scope, this substantial volume was compiled in honor of Leland Ryken and champions the importance of an approach to faith and learning grounded in the Christian liberal arts.… Read more…

Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

by Leland Ryken

We’ve all heard about the classics and assume they’re great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics are here to help.In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland … 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…


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