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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…

Pastors in the Classics Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature

Pastors in the Classics Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature

by Leland Ryken, Todd Wilson and Philip Ryken

Throughout the history of English literature, church ministers have figured prominently in novels, plays, morality tales, and even poetry. Pastors in the Classics is a unique, unprecedented collection of relevant literary masterpieces in which the pastor's experience is a major part of the story. Part 1 is a reader's guide to twelve important classic… 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…

Words of Delight A Literary Introduction to the Bible

Words of Delight A Literary Introduction to the Bible

by Leland Ryken

In this introduction to Scripture, Leland Ryken organizes biblical passages into literary genres including narratives, poetry, proverbs, and drama, demonstrating that knowledge of a genre's characteristics enriches one's understanding of individual passages.Ryken offers a volume brimming over with wonderful insights into Old and New Testament books a… Read more…

Effective Bible Teaching

Effective Bible Teaching

by Leland Ryken and James C. Wilhoit

Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and ap… 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…

Preach the Word

Preach the Word

by John MacArthur, R. Kent Hughes, Wayne Grudem, Leland Ryken, Todd Wilson, Philip Graham Ryken, David Jackman, D. A. Carson, David R. Helm, D. A. Carson, John MacArthur, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Paul R. House, Jon M. Dennis, Philip Graham Ryken, Leland Ryken, Duane Litfin, Bruce Winter, Todd A. Wilson, David Jackman, Wallace Benn, Phillip D. Jensen, Peter Jensen, David Helm, Jon Dennis and G

For more than forty years, pastor R. Kent Hughes has shared the gospel with thousands of people and raised the standard of expository preaching in North America and beyond. To celebrate his legacy and pay tribute to his years of ministry, fifteen of Hughes's friends and colleagues from across the globe, including J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, John MacArthu… Read more…

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

by Leland Ryken

In this comprehensive and systematic volume, renowned literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the specific themes, patterns, and techniques used by the biblical authors. A companion to Ryken’s A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible, this practical guidebook will equip you to interpret each book of the Bible through the lens of it… Read more…

J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer

by Leland Ryken and J. I. Packer

Over the last sixty years, J. I. Packer has exerted a steady and remarkable influence on evangelicalism. In this biography, well-known scholar Leland Ryken acquaints us with Packer’s life, heart, and mind, tracing the outworking of God’s sovereign plan through his childhood, intellectual pursuits, and professional life. Filled with personal anecd… Read more…

Liberal Arts for the Christian Life

Liberal Arts for the Christian Life

by Leland Ryken, Philip Graham Ryken, Philip Graham Ryken, Jeffry C. Davis, Leland Ryken, 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 and Kenneth R Chase

For over forty years, Leland Ryken has championed and modeled a Christian liberal arts education. His scholarship and commitment to integrating faith with learning in the classroom have influenced thousands of students who have sat under his winsome teaching. Published in honor of Professor Ryken and presented on the occasion of his retirement from Wheaton C… 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…


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