40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life: A Closer Look at Their Spiritual and Poetic Meaning
40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life: A Closer Look at Their Spiritual and Poetic Meaning  -     By: Leland Ryken
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"Amazing Grace," "Be Thou My Vision," "Abide with Me" . . . we all have our favorite church songs. But as we sing through them, do we miss their deeper meaning? Providing historical background and literary insights, Ryken invites us to savor the well-turned phrases, surprising metaphors, and evocative language of 40 beloved hymns. Approx. 120 pages, hardcover from P&R.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1629956171
ISBN-13: 9781629956176

Publisher's Description

We treasure hymns for their messages of comfort or conviction, for their associations with beloved brothers and sisters or their connection to meaningful events. But many hymns are also powerful works of devotional poetry—displaying levels of artistry that we easily miss when simply singing through them. This anthology of great hymns invites us to experience these works as poems, slowing down to savor their well-turned phrases, their surprising metaphors, and their evocative language. English professor Leland Ryken provides historical background and literary analysis, finishing with a Scripture reading to accompany each hymn. 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.

Author Bio

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is the author of more than fifty books on biblical and literary topics, the literary editor of the ESV Bible, and emeritus professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois.

Editorial Reviews

What a great idea for a book! Professor Ryken helps hymn lovers slow down and savor the words of such classic hymns as “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” While providing fascinating historical and authorial background, Ryken draws us into the special poetic language and metaphors that have made each hymn so beloved, memorable, and life-changing.

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