A Treasury of Hymns and Poetry: Leland Ryken Bundle
A Treasury of Hymns and Poetry: Leland Ryken Bundle
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  • 422 Pages
  • Publisher : Various

A Treasury of Hymns and Poetry: Leland Ryken Bundle

Ryken, Leland

These two books ("The Soul in Paraphrase" and "40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life") each feature commentary from respected author and professor, Leland Ryken, on some of the most widely beloved poems and songs of the Christian tradition.
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Two new books by Leland Ryken: "40 Favorite Hymns" and "The Soul in Paraphrase." In each book, Ryken offers insight and commentary on classic devotional hymns and poems. 

We treasure hymns for their messages of comfort or conviction or for their associations with beloved believers and meaningful events. But many hymns are also powerful works of devotional poetry—displaying levels of artistry that we easily miss when we are simply singing through them. This anthology of great hymns invites us to experience these works as poems—to slow down and savor their well-turned phrases, their surprising metaphors, and their evocative language. English professor Leland Ryken provides historical background and literary analysis for each hymn, finishing each with a Scripture reading to accompany it. The result is a wonderfully devotional and poetic study of the Christian life, drawing on hymns such as “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “In Christ Alone,” and many more.

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. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and over 30 more, literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the best of the best in devotional poetry, providing commentary that helps them see and appreciate not only the literary beauty of these poems but also the spiritual truths they contain. Literary-inclined readers and first-time poetry readers alike will relish this one-of-a-kind anthology carefully compiled to help them encounter God in fresh ways.