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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…

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 Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems

The Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems

by Leland Ryken

A literary expert introduces 150 of the best of the best in devotional poetry, providing commentary that helps readers understand and appreciate the literary beauty and the spiritual truths they contain.… 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…

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

Helping readers understand, engage with, and enjoy the classics of Western literature, this volume answers basic questions and provides practical tips for reading some of the greatest works of the last 2,000 years.… 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…

Redeeming the Time: A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure

Redeeming the Time: A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure

by Leland Ryken

Very few works attempt to analyze and apply the biblical principles that relate to work and leisure. Leland Ryken hopes to change that, reframing labor and leisure around God's purposes for a holistic lifestyle.Ryken finds the answers in Scripture and in the rich heritage of theological thinking, while weaving together insights drawn from a wide array of… Read more…


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