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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…

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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Scripture and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Wayne Grudem

Scripture and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Wayne Grudem

by R. Kent Hughes, Leland Ryken, John M. Frame, John Piper, Bruce A. Ware, Sam Storms, Vern S. Poythress, Thomas R. Schreiner, Gregg R. Allison, John DelHousaye, Peter J. Williams, Ray Ortlund, John J Hughes, CJ Mahaney and Jeff T Purswell

Scripture is the foundation for all of Christian life and ministry, but in our current age it is being challenged, doubted, and, in many cases, simply ignored. Wayne Grudem, one of evangelicalism’s best-known theologians and authors, has worked tirelessly throughout his life to demonstrate the necessity, sufficiency, and centrality of Scripture. In his hon… 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…

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…

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

by Leland Ryken

The Bible is more than a collection of ancient stories. It’s actually a unified whole, consisting of carefully crafted pieces of literature, each with its own unique literary style, form, and techniques. In this comprehensive volume, renowned literary expert and Bible scholar Leland Ryken introduces readers to the distinct literary features of each book of… Read more…

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

by Leland Ryken

Narrated by Ryken, Leland

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…

J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life

by Leland Ryken and J. I. Packer

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…

A Christian Guide to the Classics

A Christian Guide to the Classics

by Leland Ryken

Most people are familiar with the classics of Western literature, but few have actually read them. Written to equip readers for a lifetime of learning, this beginner’s guide to reading the classics by renowned literary scholar Leland Ryken answers basic questions readers often have, including “Why read the classics?” and “How do I read a classic?” … 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…

A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible

A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible

by Leland Ryken

To truly understand God’s Word, we must know both what it says (content) and how it says it (form). This accessible guide features over 250 alphabetically arranged entries explaining common literary forms found in the Bible. Each entry contains a succinct definition, helpful illustrations, and a representative list of passages where that particular lit… Read more…


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