Ryken's Bible Handbook
“Now with Leland Ryken's masterful help in this practical handbook, you can discover more of the Bible's grandness and get deeper into God's wWord for yourself. The more diligently you give yourself to its study, the more convinced you'll be of God's direct involvement in history and the lives of his people - past and present.”See All
Dr. James MacDonald
Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Arlington Heights, Illinois and radio Bible teacher on Walk in the Word
“This book truly delivers on a promise made in its opening pages: 'This handbook teaches how to study the Bible.' Like good tour guides, the authors wet us up to anticipate and participate, thereby enriching the learning and preserving the joy of personal discovery. They give us a 'heads up' on some of the challenges in each book and then suggest ways to approach and met those challenges. I'm glad to recommend this reference tool.”See All
Midwest Director, Neighborhood Bible Studies
“ Ryken's Bible Handbook fulfills the Chines proverb "Give a a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed for him for a lifetime." Readers will learn to analyze and interpret the Bible for themselves, and so feed themselves and the church. Indispensable!”See All
R. Kent Hughes
Senior Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois, and coauthor, with Barbara Hughes, of Disciplines of a Godly Family
“Ryken's Bible Handbook is one of the most accessible reference tools to surface in decades. Tailored to Bible teachers and students alike, this resource provides vital information for understanding every book of the Bible. The authors' years of scholarship and personal daily study of theGod's Word equip them well to uncover key doctrines and offer tips for application from Genesis to Revelation.”See All
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, Ohio
“As a Bible teacher who seeks to help other believers study the Bible, I am always on the lookout for helpful Bible study aids. The new Ryken's Bible Handbook is among the best material I have found. I heartily recommend it to all who want to grow in their understanding and application of God's Word.”See All
Navigators collegiate ministry staff and author of Growing Your Faith
“Ryken's Bible Handbook stands out as a well-packed, user-friendly help for studying and teaching the Bible. The handbook does not try to eliminate the hard work of Bible study, as some books on Scripture do, but rather offers resources for it. This is a truly educational treasure trove. All who aim to be discerning biblical Christians will appreciate it enormously.”See All
J. I. Packer
Professor of Theology, Regent College and author of Keep in Step with the Sprit
This book gives students of the Bible a quick overview of every book in the Bible. Leland Ryken's distinctive trait is a literary approach to the Bible—understanding the Bible as literature. The three authors help shed light on understanding the Bible as the inspired Word of God and as literature by looking at the Bible's different literary genres: poetry, narrative, wisdom literature, story, parables, and more.
Published October 2005
About the Author
Leland Ryken is Professor of Literature at Wheaton College. He has written several literary books and worked on the English Standard Version of the Bible.
Philip Graham Ryken is the 8th President of Wheaton College and, prior to that, served as senior minister at Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written several books and has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries worldwide. Dr. Ryken and his wife, Lisa, live in Wheaton and have five children.
James Wilhoit is Professor of Christian Education at Wheaton College and the author of coauthor of several books on Christian spirituality and formation.