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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

ESV Literary Study Bible

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…

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…

Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

by R. Kent Hughes, Leland Ryken, John Piper, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, John D. Currid, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner, Peter J. Gentry, Daniel B. Wallace, Peter J. Williams, Roger Beckwith, David Alan Black and Chapman

Originally featured as articles in the ESV Study Bible, these eighteen essays have been repurposed and republished in a convenient format. Covering a diverse range of essential subjects, including how to read the Bible well and why it is reliable, the essays delve into specific topics such as world religions, canon, and archaeology.Useful as both a general o… Read more…

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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 Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems

The Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems

by Leland Ryken

Christians throughout the ages have written poetry as a way to commune with and teach about God, communicating rich truths and enduring beauty through their art. These poems, when read devotionally, provide a unique way for Christians to deepen their spiritual insight and experience. In this collection of over 90 poems by poets such as Emily Dickinson, T. … Read more…

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The ESV and the English Bible Legacy

The ESV and the English Bible Legacy

by Leland Ryken

Modern Bible translations are at a crossroads as multiple translation philosophies argue that Bible translations ought to be done a certain way. So who’s right? And what has been the historic view of English Bible translators?Leland Ryken, an expert on the literature of the Bible, brings clarity to questions of how modern Bible translations should be viewe… Read more…

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Augustine's Confessions

Augustine's Confessions

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 expe… Read more…

Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress"

Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress"

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…

A Christian Guide to the Classics

A Christian Guide to the Classics

by Leland Ryken

We’ve all heard about the classics and 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, this companion to Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics series is here to help. In this brief guidebook, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken explain… Read more…

Homer's The Odyssey

Homer's The Odyssey

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…

J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life
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J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

by Leland Ryken

For the last 60 years, J. I. Packer has exerted a steady and remarkable influence on evangelical theology and practice. His many books, articles, and lectures have shaped entire generations of Christians, helping elevate their view of God and enliven their love for God. In this new biography, well-known scholar Leland Ryken provides readers with a compelling… Read more…


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