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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…

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…

Legacy of the King James Bible

Legacy of the King James Bible

by Leland Ryken and Leland Ryken

Originally published in 1611, the King James Bible (KJB) remains the most recognizable piece of literature in the English-speaking world today. For over three centuries, it served as the standard English Bible and has, as such, exerted unparalleled influence on English and American culture in nearly every sphere—including education, law, lite… Read more…

Milton's Paradise Lost

Milton's Paradise Lost

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…

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer)

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer)

by Wayne Grudem, Leland Ryken, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, C. John Collins, Leland Ryken and Bruce Winter

Which translation do I choose? In an age when there is a wide choice of English Bible translations, the issues involved in Bible translating are steadily gaining interest. Consumers often wonder what separates one Bible version from another. The contributors to this book argue that there are significant differences between literal translations and the altern… Read more…

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Shakespeare's Macbeth

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…

Understanding Scripture

Understanding Scripture

by John Piper, R. Kent Hughes, Wayne Grudem, Leland Ryken, John D. Currid, Daniel B. Wallace, John Piper, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, John D. Currid, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner, Leland Ryken, 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…

Devotional Poetry of Donne, Herbert, and Milton

Devotional Poetry of Donne, Herbert, and Milton

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 L… Read more…

ESV and the English Bible Legacy

ESV and the English Bible Legacy

by Leland Ryken and 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 v… Read more…

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet

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 L… 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…

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…


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