Books by Leland Ryken

  1. The Apocalyptic Vision in “Paradise Lost” (Cornell University Press, 1970).
  2. The Literature of the Bible (Zondervan, 1974)
  3. Triumphs of the Imagination:  Literature in Christian Perspective (InterVarsity, 1979).
  4. The Christian Imagination:  Essays on Literature and the Arts (Baker, 1981). Editor, contributor.
  5. Milton and Scriptural Tradition:  The Bible into Poetry (University of Missouri Press, 1984).  Co-editor, contributor.
  6. How to Read the Bible as Literature (Zondervan, 1984).
  7. The New Testament in Literary Criticism (Frederick Ungar, 1984).  Editor.
  8. Windows to the World:  Literature in Christian Perspective (Zondervan, 1985).
  9. Culture in Christian Perspective:  A Door to Understanding and Enjoying the Arts (Multnomah, 1986).
  10. Worldly Saints:  The Puritans as They Really Were (Zondervan, 1986).
  11. Words of Delight:  A Literary Introduction to the Bible (Baker, 1987).
  12. Words of Life:  A Literary Introduction to the New Testament (Baker, 1987).
  13. Work and Leisure in Christian Perspective (Multnomah, 1987).
  14. Effective Bible Teaching (Baker, 1988).  Co-author.
  15. The Liberated Imagination:  Thinking Christianly about the Arts (Harold Shaw, 1989).
  16. Realms of Gold:  The Classics in Christian Perspective (Harold Shaw, 1991).
  17. Contemporary Literary Theory:  A Christian Appraisal (Eerdmans, 1992).  Co-editor, contributor.
  18. Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible, Revised Edition (Baker, 1992)
  19. A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (Zondervan, 1993). Co-editor, contributor.
  20. The Discerning Reader:  Christian Perspectives on Literature and Theory (Inter-Varsity/Baker, 1995).  Co-editor, contributor.
  21. Redeeming the Time: A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure (Baker, 1995).
  22. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (InterVarsity, 1998).  Co-editor, contributor.
  23. Reading for Life:  100 Christian College Teachers Reflect on the Books that Shaped Their Lives (Xlibris, 2001).  Co-editor, contributor.
  24. The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing (Colorado Springs:  Shaw Books, 2002).  Editor, contributor.
  25. The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation (Wheaton:  Crossway, 2002).
  26. Bible Translation Differences: Criteria for Excellence in Reading and Choosing a  Bible Translation (Crossway, 2004).
  27. Choosing a Bible: Understanding Bible Translation Differences (Crossway, 2005).
  28. A Reader’s Guide through the Wardrobe: Exploring C. S. Lewis’s Classic Story (InterVarsity, 2005).   Co-author.
  29.  Ryken’s Bible Handbook (Tyndale House Publishers, 2005).  Co-author.
  30. Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of R. Kent Hughes (Crossway, 2007).  Co-editor, contributor.
  31. The Literary Study Bible (Crossway, 2007).  Co-editor.
  32. A Reader’s Guide to Caspian:  A Journey into C. S. Lewis’s Narnia  (InterVarsity, 2008).  Co-author.
  33. Understanding English Bible Translation (Crossway, 2009).
  34. The Legacy of the King James Bible:  Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation (Crossway, 2011).
  35. The ESV and the English Bible Legacy (Crossway, 2011.
  36. Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature (Baker, 2012).  Co-author.
  37. Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (Crossway, 2013).
  38. Homer’s The Odyssey (Crossway, 2013).
  39. Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Crossway, 2013).
  40. Milton’s Paradise Lost (Crossway, 2013).
  41. Dickens’s Great Expectations (Crossway, 2014).
  42. Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (Crossway, 2014).
  43. Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2014.
  44. The Devotional Poetry of Donne, Herbert, and Milton (Crossway, 2014).
  45. A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible (Crossway, 2014).
  46. Sweeter Than Honey, Richer Than Gold:  A Guided Study of Biblical Poetry (Weaver Books, 2015).
  47. How Bible Stories Work: A Guided Study of Biblical Narrative (Weaver Books, 2015).
  48. Augustine’s Confessions (Crossway, 2015).
  49. A Christian Guide to the Classics (Crossway:  2015).
  50. Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible (Crossway, 2015).
  51. J. I. Packer:  An Evangelical Life.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2015.
  52. Jesus the Hero:  A Guided Literary Study of the Gospels (Weaver Books, 2016).
  53. Letters of Grace and Beauty: A Guided Literary Study of New Testament Epistles (Weaver Books, 2016).
  54. Short Sentences Long Remembered: A Guided Study of Proverbs and other Wisdom Literature (Weaver Books, 2016).
  55. Symbols and Reality:  A Guided Study of Prophecy, Apocalypse, and Visionary Literature (Weaver Books, 2016).
  56. The Soul in Paraphrase:  A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018). Editor.
  57. 40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life:  A Closer Look at Their Spiritual and Poetic Meaning (Phillipsburg, NJ:  Presbyterian and reformed Publishing, 2019).
  58. 40 Favorite Hymns for the Christian Year:  A Closer Look at Their Spiritual and Poetic Meaning (Phillipsburg, NJ:  Presbyterian and reformed Publishing, 2020).

Addresses by Leland Ryken

  1. Annual Convention of the Mid-Atlantic Christian Schools Association, November, 1970.
    • “The Use of the Bible in the Study of Literature.”
    • “Literature and the Question of World View.”
    • “The Artistic Dimension of Literature:  A Necessary Emphasis.”
  2. Evangel College, Humanities Seminar, January, 1973.
    • “Artistic Beauty in Christian Perspective.”
    • “The Artistic Adventure.”
  3. Annual Convention of the Mid-Atlantic Christian Schools Association, November, 1973.
    • “Selecting the Literature Curriculum.”
    • “Literature from a Christian Perspective:  A Look at Macbeth.”
    • “Modern Literature in the Christian School Classroom.”
  4. Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Valparaiso University, April, 1974.
    • “Literary Criticism of the Bible:  Some Fallacies.”
  5. Indiana University Summer Institute on Teaching the Bible in Secondary English, July, 1974.
    • “Some Fallacies and Counter-Proposals in Approaching the Bible as Literature.”
    • “The Poetry of the Psalms.”
  6. Geneva College Conference on the Christian Faith and the Arts, October, 1974.
    • “The Poetry of the Psalms:  Doorway to Religious and Aesthetic Awareness.”
    • “Poetry as a Craft:  Shakespeare’s Sonnets.”
  7. Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Calvin College, April, 1976.
    • “The Cheat-the-Oracle Archetype in Biblical Literature.”
  8. Philadelphia College of the Bible, Artist Lecture Series, December, 1976.
    • “The Bible:  A Literary Masterpiece?”
    • “Milton’s Apocalyptic Vision.”
  9. Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Pennsylvania State University, April, 1977.
    • “Teaching the Bible as Literature:  Literary Approaches to the Book of Revelation.”
  10. Calvin College, January 20, 1978.
    • “The Bible as Literature.”
  11. Northwestern College (Iowa), April 4-5, 1979.
    • “The Dynamics of Biblical Narrative.”
    • “The Theology of Story:  A Critique of Current Views.”
    • “A Literary Approach to Biblical Narrative.”
    • “The Bible as Story.”
  12. Regent College, July 10, 1979.
    • “The Bible as Story.”
  13. Jubilee 1982 Conference, Coalition of Christian Outreach, Pittsburgh, March 6, 1982.
    • “Imagination:  “The ‘Lie’ that Tells the Truth.”
    • “The Bible as Literature.”
  14. National Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Minneapolis, April 17, 1982.
    • “Teaching the Bible as Literature.”
  15. Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Hope College, April 24, 1982.
    • “‘Not Less but More Heroic:’  An Inter-Textual Reading of Virgil’s Aeneid and Milton’s Paradise Lost.”
  16. Seminar, Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton Theological Seminary, October 15-17, 1982.
    • “Biblical Narrative and Narrative Theology.”
  17. Director, workshop on the Bible as literature, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the aegis of the Christian College Coalition, held at Wheaton College, June 4-10, 1983.
  18. National Convention of the Association of Christian Librarians, Wheaton College, June 14, 1983.
    • “What Is Moral Literature?”
  19. Wheaton College Lutherfest, September 20, 1983.
    • “The Literary Significance of Martin Luther.”
  20. Wheaton College Writing and Literature Conference, September 29, 1983.
    • “The Moral Imagination:  A Traveler’s Guide.”
  21. Wheaton College Writing and Literature Conference, October 13, 1984.
    • “Contemporary Challenges Facing Teachers of Literature.”
  22. Taylor University, January 5-6, 1984.
    • “The Bible:  A Literary Masterpiece?”
    • “The Bible as Story.”
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Book of Ecclesiastes and the Role of the Christian College Teacher in 1984.”
    • “Imagination:  The ‘Lie’ that Tells the Truth.”
    • “The Bible as Poetry.”
    • “Reading the Bible as Literature.”
  23. Moody Bible Institute, Communications Emphasis Day, September 24, 1985.
    • “A Christian Perspective on the Creative Arts.”
  24. Lincoln Christian Seminary Lectureship, October 8-9, 1985.
    • “Thinking Christianly about the Arts.”
    • “Imagination:  The ‘Lie’ that Tells the Truth.”
    • “The Bible as Literature.”
  25. Director, workshop on the Bible in literature, conducted for the Christian College Coalition at Northwestern College, St. Paul, July 19-25, 1986.
  26. Keynote address, regional meeting of the Conference on  Christianity and Literature, Liberty University, October 24, 1986.
    • “The Contours of Christian Literary Criticism in 1986.”
  27. Staley Lecturer, Multnomah School of the Bible faculty workshop, May 18-19, 1987.
    • “Puritan Piety and the Balanced Christian Life.”
    • “The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes and the Christian Teacher.”
    • “The Imagination as a Way of Knowing.”
    • “Culture:  Friend or Foe to Christians?”
  28. Leader, workshop at a celebration of the arts conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 1, 1988.
    • “The Christian Imagination:  Faith and Literature.”
  29. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, November 18, 1989.
    • “The Bible as Literature and Effective Bible Teaching.”
  30. Symposium on Work, Wheaton College, February 25, 1989.
    • “A Christian View of Work and Leisure.”
  31. Institute for Christian Teaching, Union College, June 19, 1989.
    • “Thinking Christianly about the Arts.”
    • “Reading and Teaching Literature as a Christian.”
  32. Griffith Thomas Lectures, Dallas Theological Seminary, November 7-10, 1989.
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature.”
    • “‘It Came to Pass:’  The Bible as Story.”
    • “‘I Have Used Similitudes:’  The Poetry of the Bible.”
    • “‘With Many Such Parables:’  The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  33. Wheaton College Conference on Writing and Literature, October 6, 1989:
    • “Teaching the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.”
  34. Keynote address, regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Southern College, April 5, 1990.
    • “‘The Bible as Literature:’  The Unfulfilled Promise.”
  35. Keynote address, Symposium on Christianity and Leisure, Calvin College, July 6, 1990.
    • “Myths and Misinterpretations of the Protestant Ethic.”
  36. Wheaton College Writing and Literature Conference, September 26-28, 1991.
    • “Reading the Bible as Literature:  Why Old Swords Are Better than New Ones.”
    • “Five Ways to Misread the Bible.”
  37. Conference of the National Association of Professors of Christian Education, Atlanta, October 18, 1991.
    • Workshop on Effective Bible Teaching; with Jim Wilhoit.
  38. Lectures at Westminster Seminary, March 5, 1992.
    • “Five Ways to Misread the Bible.”
    • “Literary Criticism of the Bible:  Why Old Swords Are Better than New Ones.”
  39. Fine Arts Festival, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, March 9, 1992.
    • “Five Ways to Misread the Bible.”
    • “Literary Criticism of the Bible:  Why Old Swords Are Better than New Ones.”
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  40. Conference of the National Association of Professors of Christian Education, Dallas, October 17, 1992.
    • Workshop on Teaching Biblical Poetry; with Jim Wilhoit.
  41. Series on “Matthew as Story” at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, on December 6, 13, 20, 1992.
  42. Seminary Day, London Baptist Seminary, January 11, 1993.
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature.”
    • “‘And It Came to Pass:’  The Bible as God’s Storybook.”
    • “‘I Have Used Similitudes:’  The Poetry of the Bible.”
    • “‘With Many Such Parables:’  The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  43. Series on the Puritans at College Church of Wheaton, February 17, 24, and March 3, 17, 24, 31, 1993.
    • “‘We All Know that the Puritans Were. . . : ‘   Challenging the Stereotype.”
    • “The Dignity of Life’s Labors:  The Original Puritan Work Ethic.”
    • “Is Money Good or Bad for You?  Puritan Views on Money and Its Uses.”
    • “A Little Commonwealth:  Marriage and Family, Puritan Style.”
    • “‘The True, Real, Right, Essential Church:’  Puritan Worship and Church Life.”
    • “Roots:  Knowing the Best in Our Own Tradition.”
  44. Series on the Bible as literature at Bethel Community Church, Chicago, May 12, 19, 26, and June 2.
    • “Seeing Yourself in the Good Book:  The Bible as a Mirror.”
    • “‘And It Came to Pass:’  How Bible Stories Work.”
    • “How Poems Work:  What You Always Wanted to Know about Poems but Were Afraid to Ask.”
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  Reading the Bible for All It’s Worth.”
  45. Workshop on the Bible as Literature, Naperville Community Christian Church, April 23 and July 23, 1994.
    • “Reading the Book:  A Workshop on Improving Your Reading and Interpretation of the Bible.”
  46. Wheaton College Writing and Literature Conference, September 29, 1994.
    • “Traveling in the Realms of Gold:  A Traveler’s Guide to Fantasy Literature.”
  47. Staley Distinguished Scholar, Northwestern College, St. Paul, January 16-18, 1995.
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature.”
    • “John Donne and the Dynamics of Metaphysical Poetry.”
    • “Tragic Form in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
    • “Reflections on the Integration of Faith and Learning.”
    • “‘And It Came to Pass:’  The Bible as Story.”
    • “The Crisis in Learning.”
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
    • “Why Literature Matters.”
    • “Love Poems, Blue Pomegranates, and Clashing Cymbals:  The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  48. Manley Lecture, Jacksonville College, March 6, 1995.
    • “Faith and Imagination in the Bible.”
  49. Pew Visiting Lecturer, Ouachita Baptist College, March 6-7, 1995.
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
    • “Love Songs, Blue Pomagranates, and Clashing Cymbals:  The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “Athens and Jerusalem:  Problem or Mandate?”
  50. Abilene Christian University, March 7-8, 1995.
    • “The Integration of Literature and the Christian Faith.”
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “Issues in Christian Higher Education.”
    • “Athens and Jerusalem Reconsidered.”
  51. Sue Price Lipsey Lectureship, Mississippi College, May 1, 1995.
    • “The Bible as Literature.”
    • “Love Poems, Blue Pomegranates, and Clashing Cymbals:  The Imagination as a Means of Grace”
  52. Series on “Reading the Book” at La Grange Bible Church, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 1995.
    • “Seeing Yourself in the Good Book:  The Bible as a Mirror.”
    • “‘And It Came to Pass:’  How Bible Stories Work.”
    • “How Poems Work:  What You Always Wanted to Know about Poems but Were Afraid to Ask.”
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  Reading the Bible for All It’s Worth.”
  53. Conference on “Faith and Fiction:  Great Religious Writers of the 20th Century,” Hillsdale College, September 18, 1995.
    • “The Christian Vision of T. S. Eliot.”
  54. Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Philadelphia, November 16, 1995.
    • “The Bible as Literature:  The Unfulfilled Promise.”
  55. Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference, Longmont, Colorado, March 7-9, 1996.
    • “The Christian Writer’s Vocation.”
    • “Fantasy in Literature.”
    • “The Bible as Literature.”
    • “Literature Is More Than a Message.”
  56. Discussant, Christianity Today Institute on Global Stewardship, Chicago, March 14-16, 1996.
  57. Wheaton College Writing and Literature Conference, September 27, 1996.
    • “The Liberated Imagination.”
  58. Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, November 21, 1996.
    • “Narrative Approaches to the Bible:  A Response.”
  59. Scholar’s Week, The Geneva School (Orlando), March 10-11, 1997.
    • “The Vocation of Christian Scholarship:  Learning to Value what God Values.”
    • “‘Godly and Learnéd:’  Reformation and Puritan Ideals of Education.”
    • “Love Songs, Blue Pomegranates, and Clashing Cymbals:  The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “‘David Serving God in His Generation:’  On Wanting the Best Education for Your Children.”
  60. Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando), March 11, 1997.
    • “What Has Stratford to Do with Geneva?”
    • “Literary Approaches to the Bible.”
    • “Athens and Jerusalem in 1997.”
  61. Keynote address, Adventist English Association, Southern Adventist University, August 6-8, 1997.
    • “Pedagogy that Works”
    • Workshop:  “Using Slides to Teach Literature”
  62. Conference on “Art and the Moral Imagination,” Hillsdale College, November 5, 1997.
    • “Toward a Christian Philosophy of the Arts.”
  63. The Trinity Arts Conference, Texas Christian University, June 4-7, 1998.
    • “Literature Is More than a Message.”
    • “The Dynamics of Human Creativity.”
    • “Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  64. Christianity and the Arts Retreat, Chicago, June 26-27, 1998.
    • “Writing about Literature in the New Millennium.”
  65. Cornerstone Festival, July 1-4, 1998.
    • “One of the Things Needful:  Why the Arts Are Good for You.”
    • “Love Songs, Blue Pomegranates, and Clashing Cymbals:  What the Bible Says about the Arts.”
    • “The Mind’s Best Work:  The Dynamics of Human Creativity.”
    • “Imagination:  The ‘Lie’ that Tells the Truth.”
    • “C. S. Lewis as Critic (and His Critics).”
    • “Mapping the Borders of Fantasyland.”
  66. Arts lecturer, Philadelphia College of Bible, October 15, 1998.
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “Athens and Jerusalem Reconsidered.”
    • “Toward a Theology of the Arts.”
  67. Westminster Theological Seminary, October 16, 1998.
    • “Rightly Dividing the Word:  Biblical Scholarship, Literary Criticism, and Preaching.”
  68. Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, October 17-18, 1998.
    • “Keys to Effective Bible Teaching.”

      “Work and Leisure as Christian Callings.”

  69. Congregationalist Symposium, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, November 8, 1998.
    • “A Past with a Future:  The Puritans, the Congregational Way, and the New Millennium.”
  70. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, November 19, 1998.
    • “An Introduction to Biblical Imagery and Motifs.”
    • “A Book for All Ages:  The Universality of Biblical Imagery.”
  71. Conference on Bible Translation, Dallas, February 20, 1999.
    • “What Makes a Bible Translation Literary?”
  72. Religious retreat, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, February 27, 1999.
    • “The Reading of Books and the Abundant Life.”
  73. Shakespeare Institute, Wheaton College, May 13-15, 1999.
    • “‘It Is Required You Do Awake Your Faith’:  The Winter’s Tale and Christian Approaches to Shakespeare.”
    • “Pedagogy that Works:  Teaching Shakespeare’s Romances.”
  74. International Milton Symposium, University of York, England, July 22, 1999.
    • “‘Ev’n Them Who Kept Thy Truth So Pure of Old:’  Puritan Mythology and Rhetoric in Milton’s Piedmontese Sonnet.”
  75. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, November 17, 1999.
    • “‘Is This the Promised End?’  The Apocalyptic Imagination in Western Literature.”
  76. Workshop, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, March 4.
    • “Studying and Teaching the Bible’s Stories.”
  77. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, November 14, 2000.
    • “Criteria for Literary Excellence in an English Bible Translation.”
  78. Conference on Christianity and Literature, Midwest Regional Meeting, March 23, 2001.
    • “Puritan Rhetoric and Biblical Reference in Two Miltonic Sonnets.”
  79. Keynote address, Conference on Christianity and Literature, Southwest Regional Meeting, April 5-7, 2001.
    • “Transformations of the Word:  How Writers Use the Bible.”
  80. Southern Adventist University, April 5, 2001.
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  81. Western Springs Baptist Church Christian Education Night.  May 14, 2001.
    • “Teaching the Bible Effectively.”
  82. Milton Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, October 19, 2001.
    • “Milton’s  Sonnet 14 and Puritan Funeral Sermons for Women.”
  83. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, November 14, 2001.
    • “‘Arise, My Love’:  The Song of Solomon and Western Love Poetry.”
  84. Erskine College and Seminary, February 14, 2002.
    • “Does Literature Matter?”
    • “Criteria for Literary Excellence in an English Bible Translation.”
  85. University of Pennsylvania Faculty Forum,  March 13, 2002.
    • “A Literary Scholar Looks at Bible Translations.”
  86. Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing, April 19, 2002.
    • “Inviting the Muse:  How Authors Compose.”
  87. Festival of the Arts, Wheaton Bible Church, May 5, 2002.
    • “Literature and the Spiritual Life.”
  88. International Milton Symposium, University of South Carolina, June 8, 2002.
    • “Standing and Waiting:  Milton’s  Sonnet 19 in Its Puritan Context.”
  89. Matthew’s House address, Deerfield, Illinois, October 17, 2002.
    • “Literature and the Spiritual Life.”
  90. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, November 20, 2002.
    • “‘My Heart Overflows:’  How Poets Express Emotion.”
  91. Open forum, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, March 10, 2003.
    • “What Everyone Needs to Know about English Bible Translations.”
  92. Pastors’ conference, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, April 8, 2003.
    • “What Is at Stake in the Bible Translation Debate.”
  93. Cedarville University, April 15-16, 2003.
    • “Why Literature Matters.”
    • “Defending Fantasy.”
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
  94. Milton Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, October 24, 2003.
    • “‘Lady that in the Prime of Earliest Youth:’  Milton’s Sonnet 9 in Its Puritan Context.”
  95. Reformation Conference, Dayton, Ohio, October 25, 2003.
    • “‘A Complete and Generous Education:’  The Puritans on Education.”
    • “‘The School of All Wisdom:’  The Puritans on the Bible.”
    • “‘Godly and Learnéd:’  The Puritans on Preachers and Preaching.”
    • “Re-forming the Inner Person:   Literature and the Christian Life.”
  96. Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois, October 30, 2003.
    • “Of Making Many Books.”
  97. Writers’ Conference, Liberty University, November 13-14, 2003.
    • “The Christian Writer’s Calling.”
    • “Shaping Culture through Writing:  The Role of Academic Writing.”
    • “Inviting the Muse:  Toward Understanding the Creative Process.”
  98. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, November  19, 2003.
    • “Intersections of Jesus and Literature.”
  99. Crossway Publishing Company, January 22, 2004.
    • “English Bible Translation at the Crossroads.”
  100. Imago Dei Institute on Theology and the Arts, Kansas City, January 31, 2004.
    • “The Promised End:  The Persistence of the Apocalyptic Imagination in Literature.”
  101. International Milton Congress, Duquesne University, March 13, 2004.
    • “‘He Who of These Delights Can Judge:’  Milton’s Sonnet 20 in Its Puritan Context.”
  102. Southeastern Bible College, March 17, 2004.
    • “Worldly Saints:  The Puritans as They Really Were,”
    • “‘A Fountain Forever Overflowing with the Waters of Wisdom and Delight:’  The Role of Literature in the Christian Life.”
    • “Writing as a Ministry:  Why Your Writing Matters.”
  103. Faulkner University, March 18, 2004.
    • “Is the Bible a Literary Classic?”
    • “Beginning in Delight and Ending in Wisdom:  Why the Classics Matter.”
  104. Conference on Christians in the Corporation, Wheaton College, March 19, 2004.
    • “In Search of an Adequate Work Ethic in the Modern Corporation.”
  105. Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, April 23, 2004.
    • “The Literary Criticism of Frederick Buechner.”
  106. Workshop sponsored by the Bible Literacy Project, Portland, Oregon, October 2, 2004.
    • “Teaching the Bible as Literature in the Public School Classroom:  Genesis and Revelation.”
  107. Lee University, October 18, 2004.
    • “More than ‘a Suburb of Jerusalem’:  The Place of Literature in a Christian’s Life.”
    • “Athens and Jerusalem Reconsidered.”
  108. Southern Adventist University, October 19, 2004.
    • “‘How Can Horace Go with the Psalter?’ Literature in Christian Perspective.”
  109. Meeting on English Bible Translation, Chattanooga, October 19, 2004.
    • “Why You Can Trust an Essentially Literal Translation of the Bible.”
  110. Covenant College, October 21, 2004.
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
  111. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, November  24, 2004.
    • “To Tell the Truth:  Five Fallacies about Essentially Literal Bible Translation.”
  112. Ethics Conference on “God’s Purpose for Business,” Wheaton College, February 17, 2005.
    • “Business, Missions, and Work as a Christian Vocation.”
  113. Wheaton College faculty workshop, September 20, 2005.
    • “The Christian Imagination as Concept and Pedagogy.”
  114. Worthington Lectures, Philadelphia Biblical University, March 9, 2005.
    • “‘I Was Led to the Lord by John Milton:’  Literature and the Spiritual Life.”
    • “‘For the Glory of God and for Fun:’  The Christian Writer’s Calling.”
    • “Hobnobbing with Hobbits and Swallowing Camels:  Why Fantasy Can Be Good for You.”
  115. Tenth Presbyterian Church, March 10, 2005.
    • “Reading and Teaching the Poetry of the Bible.”
  116. Workshop sponsored by the Bible Literacy Project, Portland, Oregon, April 2, 2005.
    • “Teaching the Bible as Literature in the Public School Classroom:  Acts and the Epistles.”
  117. Harding University, April 7, 2005.
    • “Writing as a Christian Vocation.”
  118. Art and Soul Conference on  Christianity and Comedy, Baylor University, April 9, 2005.
    • “Humor in the Bible.”
  119. Oxbridge C. S. Lewis Conference, Oxford, July 28, 2005.
    • “Reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with C. S. Lewis.”
  120. Book launch, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., September 20, 2005.
    • “Teaching the Bible in the Public School Classroom.”
  121. Milton Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, October 22, 2005.
    • “Milton’s Late Espouséd Saint in Her Puritan Context.”
  122. Staley Lecturer, Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 3-4, 2005.
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
    • “A Jacob’s Ladder, or Only a Walking Staff?  Literature and the Christian Life.”
    • “The Integration of Faith and Literature:  Athens and Jerusalem Reconsidered.”
    • “Writing as a Ministry:  Why Your Writing Matters.”
    • “Humor in the Bible.”
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature.”
  123. C. S. Lewis meeting, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, November 17, 2005.
    • “The Triumph of the Lion.”
  124. Dickinson College, February 8, 2006.
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature and Literary Influence.”
  125. Dickinson School of Law, February 9, 2006.
    • “In Search of a Christian Work Ethic.”
  126. Connecticut Valley Conference on Reformed Theology, March 31-April 1, 2006.
    • “‘The School of All Wisdom:’  Puritan Views of the Bible.”
    • “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature.”
    • “What You Need to Know about English Bible Translation.”
  127. Crossway Books, Wheaton, Illinois, August 24, 2006.
    • “Of Making Many Books.”
  128. Renewing the Mind Conference, Philadelphia, October 19-20, 2006.
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “Thinking Christianly about the Arts.”
    • “In Defense of Fantasy.”
  129. Northern Michigan C. S. Lewis Festival, Petoskey, Michigan, October 28, 2006.
    • “‘We Want to Imagine with Other Imaginations:’  A Defense of the Literary Theory of C. S. Lewis.”
    • “‘Things Merely Imagined:’  Reading Literature with C. S. Lewis.”
  130. Evangelical Leadership Fraternal, Dubuque, Iowa, January 29, 2007.
    • “The Bible as Literature and Expository Preaching.”
  131. C. S. Lewis Conference, Nashotah House, March 27, 2007.
    • “Religious Vision in C. S. Lewis’ Narnian Chronicles.”
  132. Augustine School, Jackson, Tennessee, April 24, 2007.
    • “David Serving God in His Generation.”
  133. Union University, April 25, 2007.
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
    • “The Christian Writer’s Calling.”
  134. Keynote address, annual conference of the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Trinity International University, June 14, 2007.
    • “The Integration of Christianity and Leisure Studies.”
  135. Keynote speaker, Veritas Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, July 18-20, 2007.
    • “Athens and Jerusalem Revisited.”
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “A Defense of Fantasy Literature.”
    • “Reading Literature with C. S. Lewis.”
    • “Words of Delight:  The Bible as Literature.”
    • “Why We Read the Classics.”
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
  136. Milton Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, October 27, 2007.
    • “‘As Ever in my Great Task-Master’s Eye:’  Milton’s Sonnet 7 in Its Puritan Context.”
  137. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, November 15, 2007.
    • “Familiar Texts through a Literary Lens:  Psalm 23.”
  138. Clapham School, Wheaton, Illinois, December 13, 2007.
    • “On  Wanting the Best Education for Your Children.”
  139. Free Will Baptist Bible College, annual Forlines Lectureship, February 5-6, 2008.
    • “English Bible Translation from William Tyndale to 2008.”
    • “Assessing Dynamic Equivalent Bible Translation.”
    • “Why You Can Trust an Essentially Literal Bible Translation.”
    • “Bible Translation and the Bible as Literature.”
  140. Wheaton College, Shakespeare Institute, June 5, 2008.
    • “Shakespeare and the Bible.”
  141. Richmond, Virginia, Immanuel Baptist Church, September 27-28, 2008.
    • “Reading, Studying, and Teaching the Bible.”
    • “Seven Things You Need to Know about English Bible Translation.”
  142. Page Lectures, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, October 21-22, 2008.
    • “The Bible as Literature:  Understanding What the Concept Means.”
    • “The Bible as Literature:  Implications for the Seminary and Pulpit.”
  143. Union University, April 3, 2009.
    • “The Psalms as Lyric Poems for Private Worship.”
    • “Critical Approaches to Literature.”
  144. Keynote speaker, Veritas Conference, Newberg, Oregon, August 10-11, 2009.
  145. Midwest Regional Conference, Conference on Christianity and Literature, Wheaton College, September 25, 2009.
    • “From Geneva to Wheaton:  Is There a Calvinistic Approach to Literature?”
  146. Dunham Bible Museum Lecture Series, Houston Baptist University, October 1, 2009.
    • “The Bible as a Literary Classic.”
  147. Southwest Regional Conference, Conference on Christianity and Literature, Houston, Texas, October 3, 2009.
    • “Calvin, Sidney, and Reformed Poetics.”
  148. Faith and Learning Lectureship, Olivet Nazarene University, April 13, 2010.
    • “Literature and the Christian Life.”
  149. Christian Scholars’ Conference, Lipscomb University, June 4, 2010.
    • “Valuing What God Values:  The Persistence of Beauty in Christian Aesthetics.”
  150. Cedarville University, October 21, 2010.
    • “The Christian Student’s Calling.”
    • “Valuing What God Values:  A Christian Defense of the Arts.”
    • “Approaching the Bible as Literature:  A Missing Ingredient in Biblical Scholarship?”
  151. Master’s College, October 30, 2010.
    • “Thinking Christianly about Work and Leisure.”
    • “Worldly Saints.”
  152. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, November 18, 2010.
    • “Justification and the Literary Imagination.”
  153. King James Version Conference, Hudson, Ohio, April 1-2, 2011.
    • “What Makes the King James Version Great?”
    • “The King James Version as Cultural Influence through the Centuries.”
    • “The King James Version and English Bible Translation Today.”
  154. Conference on “The King James Bible and its Cultural Afterlife,” Ohio State University, May 6, 2011.
    • “The Geneva Bible and the King James Version”
  155. Festival on “KJV 400:  Legacy and Impact,” Union University, September 16-17, 2011.
    • “What Makes the King James Version Great?”
    • “The Legacy of the King James Bible.”
  156. Words of Delight conference, Wheaton College, September 22, 2011.
    • “The King James Version and the Bible as Literature.”
  157. Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, October 17-18, 2011.
    • “Ten Fallacies about the King James Version.”
    • “Reflections on a Life with the King James Version.”
  158. Conference on “KJV@400,” Dunham Bible Museum (Houston Baptist University), October 28, 2011.
    • “Legacy of the King James Bible.”
  159. Russ Bush Lectureship, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, February 24, 2012.
    • “Reflections on a Life with the King James Version”
    • “Remembering the Influence of the King James Version”
  160. Staley Lecturer, Taylor University, March 12, 2012.
    • “What Makes the King James Version Great?”
    • “Shakespeare and the Bible.”
  161. G. Arthur Keough Lectureship, Washington Adventist University, March 30-31, 2012.
    • “The Bible as a Literary Classic.”
    • “Reflections on a Life with the King James Version.”
    • “What Makes the King James Version Great?”
  162. Norton Lectures, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, October 23-24, 2012.
    • “The Bible as Literature.”
    • “The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”
    • “The Cultural Influence of the English Bible.”
  163. Keynote speaker, Veritas Conference, Newberg, Oregon, August 1-2, 2013.
    • “Why and How We Should Value the Classics.”
    • “Teaching a Classical Text:  Homer’s Odyssey.”
    • “The Classics as Enlightened Leisure:  Dickens’ Great Expectations.”
    • “Teaching a Christianized Classic:  Milton’s Paradise Lost.”
    • “Teaching a Misrepresented Christian Classic:  Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.”
    • “The Student’s Calling and the Teacher’s Role in Fostering It.”
  164. Crossway Books chapel address, August 15, 2013.
    • “Lessons from the History of Good News/Crossway.”
  165. Mid-America Reformed Seminary, February 20, 2014.
    • “The Bible as Literature:  Understanding What the Concept Means.”
    • “The Bible as Literature:  Implications for the Seminary and Pulpit.”
    • “What Makes a Bible Translation Literary?”
  166. Conference on “The Power of Words to Change Lives,” Charleston Southern University, October 22, 2014.
    • “Why We Should Value the Classics.”
  167. Crossway Books chapel address, August 27, 2015.
    • “J. I. Packer:  An Edifying Life.”
  168. Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Convention, Wheaton College, October 20, 2015.
    • “What Authors Want from Their Editor.”
  169. Fall Conference, Covenant Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa, November 6-8, 2015.
    • “A Christian View of Vocation.”
    • “Work as a Christian Calling.”
    • “Leisure as a Christian Calling.”
  170. Faith and Reason Conference, Patrick Henry College, February 5, 2016.
    • “Saving Literature.”
  171. Commonweal Lecture, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 8, 2016.
    • “Leisure as a Christian Calling.”
  172. Protestant Church-Owned Publishers Association Conference, Nashville, April 1, 2016.
    • “What Authors Want from Their Editors.”
  173. Conference on Christianity and Literature, Western Region conference, California Baptist University, May 12, 2016.
    • “Saving Literature.”
  174. Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, November 17, 2016.
    • “J. I. Packer:  An Evangelical Life.”
  175. Radical Christian Scholarship Conference, Houston Baptist University, February 23, 2017.
    • “Christian Literary Scholarship:  Toward a New Paradigm.”
  176. Clapham School Annual Gala, Wheaton, Illinois, March 16, 2017.
    • “David Serving God in His Generation:  Education that Counts for the Kingdom.”
  177. Clapham School Faculty, Wheaton, Illinois, March 21, 2017.
    • “Teaching the Bible as Literature.”
  178. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,  November 3, 2017.
    • “‘Some Kind of Life to Which We Are Called of God:’ The Puritan Doctrine of Vocation.”
  179. Belhaven University, April 5, 2018.
    • “Why Literature Matters.”
    • “‘The Best of Classics the World Has Ever Admired:’ The Bible as Literature and Literary Influence.”
  180. Clapham School, Wheaton, Illinois, April 25, 2018.<
    • “‘It is Required You Do Awake Your Faith:’  Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.”

Published Works of Leland Ryken (listed chronologically)

  1. “Sidney’s `Leave Me, O Love which Reachest But to Dust.'” The Explicator 26 (1967):  9.
  2. “Milton and the Apocalyptic.”  Huntington Library Quarterly 31 (1968):  223-238.
  3. “The Lost Doctrine of Accommodation.” The Presbyterian Guardian January 1968:  3-5.
  4. “Man’s Search for Truth.”  Christianity Today  November 1968:  8-9.
  5. “The Temptation Theme in The Tempest and the Question of Dramatic Suspense.”  Tennessee Studies in Literature 14 (1969):  119-127.
  6. “A Christian Approach to Literature.”  Christianity Today 5 December 1969:  10-12; reprinted in Christian Teacher  March/April 1970:  27-29.
  7. “The Drama of Choice in Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella.”  Journal of English and Germanic Philology  68 (1969):  648-654.
  8. The Apocalyptic Vision in “Paradise Lost.  Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, 1970.
  9. “The Pendulum Swings.”  Campus Life November 1970:  9-13.
  10. “Sidney’s ‘Leave Me, O Love:’  An Interpretation.”  Christian Scholar’s Review 1 (1970):  19-26.
  11. “Is Literature Useful?”  Christian Teacher March/April 1971:  26-29.
  12. “How Do You View the World?” Christian Teacher May/June 1971:  5-12.
  13. The Literature of the Bible.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1974.
  14. “Literary Criticism of the Bible:  Some Fallacies,” in Literary Interpretations of Biblical Narratives, ed. Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis.  Nashville:  Abingdon, 1974.  24-40.
  15. “The Bible as Literature:  Good Reading in the Good Book,” Christianity Today 17 January 1975:  368-371.
  16. “Milton’s Dramatization of the Godhead in Paradise Lost.”  Milton Quarterly 9 (1974):  1-6.
  17. “Analyzing the Story of Abraham:  Biblical Scholarship or Literary Criticism?”  Christianity and Literature 24 (Summer 1975):  15-39.
  18. Heroes of Genesis, editor.  Chicago:  Literature of the Bible, 1976.
  19. Heroines of the Bible, editor.  Chicago:  Literature of the Bible, 1977.
  20. Parables and Portraits of the Bible, editor.  Chicago:  Literature of the Bible, 1977.
  21. “Were the Puritans Right about Sex?”  Christianity Today  7 April 1978:  13-18.
  22. “The Literary Merit of the New International Version.Christianity Today 20 October 1978: 16-17.
  23. “The Bible:  God’s Storybook.”  Christianity Today 5 October 1979:  34-38.
  24. “The Puritan Work Ethic:  The Dignity of Life’s Labors.”  Christianity Today 19 October 1979: 14-19.
  25. Triumphs of the Imagination:  Literature in Christian Perspective.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1979.
  26. “Puritan Piety and the Liberated Mind.”  Christianity Today  7 November 1980:  26-29.
  27. The Christian Imagination:  Essays on Literature and the Arts, editor.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 1981. Within this volume, essays entitled “In the Beginning, God Created;” “The Bible as Literature;” “The Art of Poetry.”
  28. “Literature and the Christian Reader.”  Librarian’s World 12,  1 (1982):  4-5.
  29. “Metaphor in the Psalms.”  Christianity and Literature 31 (Spring 1982):  9-29.
  30. “Of Banning the Bible and Other Books.”  Christianity Today 3 September 1982:  30-32.
  31. “Interview with Leland Ryken on Art, Creativity, and Grace,” by Peter Crescenti.  Radix September/October, 1983:  19-22.
  32. Milton and Scriptural Tradition:  The Bible into Poetry, co-editor.  Columbia:  University of Missouri Press, 1984.  Within this volume, the introduction and an essay entitled “Paradise Lost and Its Biblical Epic Models.”
  33. How to Read the Bible as Literature.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1984.
  34. The New Testament in Literary Criticism, editor.  New York:  Frederick Ungar, 1984.
  35. “The Creative Arts,” in The Making of a Christian Mind, ed. Arthur Holmes.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1985.  105-131.
  36. “The Student’s Calling.” Christianity Today  18 January 1985:  28-31.
  37. Windows to the World:  Literature in Christian Perspective.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1985.
  38. Culture in Christian Perspective:  A Door to Understanding and Enjoying the Arts.  Portland: Multnomah, 1986.
  39. Worldly Saints:  The Puritans as They Really Were.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1986.
  40. “Your Calling as a Student,” in Christian College Handbook, ed. Mary Anne Berry.  Evanston: SMS, 1986.   61-63.
  41. “Intentionality in Biblical Interpretation:  A Modest Proposal.”  Journal for Christian Studies Winter 1986/1987:  5-22.
  42. “Unlocking the Bible’s Library.”  Moody Monthly September 1987: 28-29.
  43. “Old Testament Narrative:  Bridging the History Gap.”  Moody Monthly  October 1987: 86-88.
  44. Words of Delight:  A Literary Introduction to the Bible.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 1987.
  45. Words of Life:  A Literary Introduction to the New Testament.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 1987.
  46. Work and Leisure in Christian Perspective.  Portland:  Multnomah, 1987.
  47. “Reformation and Puritan Ideals of Education,” in Making Higher Education Christian, ed. Joel A. Carpenter and Kenneth W. Shipps. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.  38-55.
  48. “The Contours of Christian Criticism in 1987.”  Christianity and Literature 37 (Fall 1987): 23-37.
  49. Effective Bible Teaching, with James Wilhoit.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 1988.
  50. “That which God Hath Lent Thee:  The Puritans and Money.”  Christian History 7,  3 (1988): 12-17.
  51. “‘Words of Delight:’  The Bible as Literature.”  Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990):  3-15.
  52. “Teaching the Bible:  The Church’s Unfinished Task.”  Christian Education Journal 10,  2 (Winter 1990):  39-45.  With James Wilhoit.
  53. The Liberated Imagination:  Thinking Christianly about the Arts.  Wheaton:  Harold Shaw, 1989.
  54. “‘And It Came to Pass:’  The Bible as God’s Storybook.”  Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990):  131-142.
  55. “‘I Have Used Similitudes:’  The Poetry of the Bible.”  Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990):  259-269.
  56. “The Master Storyteller.”  TableTalk August 1990:  6-9.
  57. “It’s Okay to Play.”  The Banner 13 (August 1990):  6-7.  Reprinted in The Good News January/February 1991:  23-24.
  58. “‘With Many Such Parables:’  The Imagination as a Means of Grace.”  Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990):  387-398.
  59. “God’s Storybook.”  The Christian Reader November/December 1990:  30-34.
  60. Realms of Gold:  The Classics in Christian Perspective.  Wheaton:  Harold Shaw, 1991.
  61. “Teach Us to Play, Lord.”  Christianity Today 27 May 1991:  20-22.
  62. “The Church’s Unfinished Task, Part 2.”  Christian Education Journal Autumn 1991:  97-106.
  63. Contemporary Literary Theory:  A Christian Appraisal, co-editor.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, Within this volume, a chapter on “Formalist and Archetypal Criticism” and an “Afterword.”
  64. “The Bible as Literature,” in The Origin of the Bible, ed. Philip Comfort.  Wheaton:  Tyndale, 109-148.
  65. “Why We Read the Classics.”  Christianity Today,  10 February 1992:  18.
  66. “John Milton,” in Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, ed. Donald K. McKim.  Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1992.  241.
  67. “Of Banning the Bible and Other Books:  How Do You Decide?” in Developing Perspectives: Readings and Writings for College Literacy, ed. Cynthia Hynd, Nancy Chase, Belita Gordon. New York:  Harper Collins, 1992.  122-127.
  68. “Returning to Everyday Life.”  Decision December 1992:  27-28, 38.
  69. “Heaven,” “Light,” “Jonah,” “Prodigal Son,” “Ruth,” in A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature, David Lyle Jeffrey.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1992.
  70. “Redeeming Leisure.”  On Being October 1992:  37-40.
  71. Words of Delight:  A Literary Introduction to the Bible, Revised Edition.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
  72. “Literature in Christian Perspective,” in God and Culture:  Essays in Honor of Carl F. H. Henry, D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.  215-234.
  73. A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible, co-editor and contributor.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, Within this volume, the following chapters: “Introduction,” “The Bible as Literature: A Brief History,” “Ecclesiastes,” “Amos,” “The Literature of the New Testament,” “The Literary Influence of the Bible.”
  74. “The Bible as Literature,” in The Oxford Companion to the Bible, ed. Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1993.  460-463.
  75. “The State of the Arts in the Church.”  Art House Spring/Summer 1993:  2-3, 7.
  76. “Work and Leisure,” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought, ed. Alister McGrath. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1993.  658-663.
  77. “Recent Trends in the Arts,” in Salt and Light:  A Christian Response to Current Issues, ed. David J. Gyertson.   Dallas:  Word, 1993.  145-164.
  78. “The Puritan Ethic and Christian Leisure for Today,” in Christianity and Leisure:  Issues in a Pluralistic Society, ed. Paul Heintzman, Glen E. Van Andel, and Thomas L. Visker.   Sioux Center, Iowa:  Dordt College Press, 1994.  35-50.
  79. “The Puritan Model of Spiritual Formation,” in The Christian Educator’s Handbook of Spiritual Formation, ed. Kenneth O. Gangel and James C. Wilhoit.   Wheaton:  Victor Books, 1994 49-59.
  80. “Bible as Literature,” in Foundations for Biblical Interpretation, ed. David S. Dockery, Kenneth A. Mathews, and Robert S. Sloan.   Nashville:  Broadman and Holman, 1994.  55-72.
  81. “Culture,” “Leisure,” and “Play,” in New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology, ed. David J. Atkinson and David H. Field.   Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 1995.   278-279, 547-548, 664-665.
  82. “The Movie that Changed My Life.”  Inklings, Winter/Spring 1995:  23.
  83. “Why Are We Creative?”  Moody June 1995:  15.
  84. “The Rhetoric of Transcendence” and “Finding Heaven in Milton’s Paradise Lost,” in Journey to the Celestial City, ed. Wayne Martindale.   Chicago:  Moody Press, 1995.   19-28 and 57-77.
  85. “Except You Become Like Children:  Why Fantasy Matters.”  Christianity and the Arts August 1995:  13-15.
  86. Redeeming the Time:  A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure Grand Rapids:  Baker, 1995.
  87. The Discerning Reader:  Christian Perspectives on Literature and Theory, co-editor and contributor of a chapter on “The Bible and Literary Study.”   Inter-Varsity/Baker, 1995.
  88. “Work as Stewardship,” in On Moral Business, ed. Max L. Stackhouse et al.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.  84-86.
  89. “The Paradisal Imagination.”  Christianity and the Arts May, 1997:  6-10.
  90. “Bible Stories for Derrida’s Children:  Literary Approaches to a Sacred Book.”  Books and Culture, January/February 1998:  38-41.
  91. “The Literate Christian:  An Interview with Leland Ryken” by Greg Clarke.  Kategoria Autumn 1998:  27-33.
  92. Editorial advisor, contributor of articles on The Canterbury Tales, Paradise Lost, and Great Expectations, in Invitation to the Classics, ed. Louise Cowan and Os Guinness.   Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.  107-112, 163-168, 259-262.
  93. “Imagination as a Means of Grace.” Communiqué Fall, 1998:  1-6.
  94. “A Past with a Future:  The Puritans, the Congregational Way, and the New Millennium. ”  A Past with a Future, ed. Steven A. Peay.  Wauwatosa, WI:  Congregational Press, 1998.  117-131.
  95. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, co-editor and contributor.   Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 1998.
  96. “‘Is This the Promised End?’  The Apocalyptic Imagination in Literature.”  Christianity and the Arts  Fall, 1999:  20-25.
  97. “Reading Literature with C. S. Lewis,” in Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis, ed. Thomas Martin.   Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2000.   17-31.
  98. Reading for Life:  100 Christian College Teachers Reflect on the Books that Shaped Their Their Lives, co-editor and contributor.   Xlibris, 2001.
  99. “The Bible as Literature.”  Christian School Education, 5,  3 (2002):  14-16.
  100. “‘It Is Required You Do Awake Your Faith’:  Christian Criticism of The Winter’s Tale,” in Selected Comedies and Late Romances of Shakespeare from a Christian Perspective, ed. E. Beatrice Batson.   Lewiston, NY:  Edwin  Mellen, 2002.  165-189.
  101. The Christian Imagination:  The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing, editor.   Colorado Springs:  Shaw Books, 2002.  Within this volume, an essay “‘Words of Delight’:  A Hedonistic Defense of Literature.”
  102. The Word of God in English:  Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2002.
  103. “Who Is Wisdom in Proverbs 8?”  Christian Research Journal 27:  2 (2004):  50-51.
  104. Paradise Lost by John Milton,” in The Devoted Life:  An Invitation to the Puritan Classics, ed. Kelly M. Kapic and Randall C. Gleason.   Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 2004.  138-151.
  105. “Luke 14:26:  Hate or Hyperbole?”  Christian Research Journal 27: 5 (2004):  50-51.
  106. Bible Translation Differences:  Criteria for Excellence in Reading and Choosing a Bible Translation.   Wheaton:  Crossway, 2004.
  107. “In Search of a Christian Work Ethic for the Corporate Worker.”  Business and Professional Ethics Journal  23:  4 (2004):  153-170.
  108. “How Much Does 3 John 2 Promise?”  Christian Research Journal  28:  1 (2005):  50-51.
  109. “Milton’s ‘Sonnet 14’ and Puritan Funeral Sermons for Women,” in  Milton’s Legacy, ed. Kristin Pruitt and Charles W. Durham. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005.  136-   148.
  110. “Literary Criticism,” in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.  457-460.
  111. “Five Myths about Essentially Literal Bible Translation,” in Translating Truth: The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation.   Wheaton:  Crossway:  2005.   57-76.
  112. “Reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with C. S. Lewis.”  Reformation 21 December 2005. Online journal.
  113. “Is the Holy Spirit a Personification?”  Christian Research Journal 28:  6 (2005):  50-51.
  114. A Reader’s Guide through the Wardrobe:  Exploring C. S. Lewis’s Classic Story.  Downers Grove InterVarsity Press, 2005.  Co-author.
  115. Ryken’s Bible Handbook.  Wheaton:  Tyndale House Publishers, 2005.  Co-author.
  116. “The Original Puritan Work Ethic.”  Christian History and Biography 89 (Winter 2006):  32-34.
  117. “‘The Soul of Religion:’ The Puritans in Their Own Words.”  Christian History Winter 2006:  1-4.
  118. “Confronting Literary Realism in the Bible.”  Christian Research Journal 30:  5 (2007):  50-51.
  119. The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Imagination of C. S. Lewis.”  Tabletalk  January 2008:  18-21.
  120. Preach the Word:  Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of R. Kent Hughes, co-editor and contributor. Wheaton:  Crossway, 2007.
  121. The Literary Study Bible, co-editor.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2007.
  122. A Reader’s Guide to Caspian:  A Journey into C. S. Lewis’s Narnia, co-author.  Downers Grove, InterVarsity,             2008.
  123. Literary introductions to the individual books of the Bible, and an essay on “Reading the Bible as Literature,” in ESV Study Bible.   Wheaton:  Crossway, 2008.
  124. “The Original Puritan Work Ethic,” in Faith and Work.”  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, 2008.  32-37.
  125. “Interview:  Leland Ryken, Prolific Author and Passionate Teacher.”  Christian Renewal February 11, 2009:               20-22.
  126. “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”  Christian History April 2009.  Online.
  127. “Thomas Brooks, A Believer’s Last Day, His Best Day.”  Christian History April 2009.  Online.
  128. “Shakespeare as a Christian Writer.”  Reformation 21 June 2009.  Online.
  129. “Shakespeare and the Geneva Bible.”  Reformation 21 June 2009.  Online.
  130. “Christian Shakespeare.”  Verbatim Spring 2009:  2-4.
  131. Understanding English Bible Translation.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2009.
  132. “The Light to Our Paths.”  Christian History November 2009.  Online.
  133. “Honoring God in Everyday Life.”  Christian History  January 2010.  Online.
  134. “Worldly Saints:  The Puritans as They Really Were:  Work.”  Journal of Biblical Integration in Business 12 (2010):  15-26.
  135. “Calvinism and Literature,” in Calvin and Culture, ed. David W. Hall and Marvin Padgett.  Phillipsburg,  NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2010.  95-113.
  136. “Shakespeare and the Bible,” in Word and Rite:  The Bible and Ceremony in Selected Shakespearean Works, ed. Beatrice Batson.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK:  Cambridge Scholars, 2010.  1-21.
  137. “The Historical Impact of the King James Version,” in The Holy Bible:  Authorized King James Version 400th Anniversary Edition.  Nashville:  Holman Bible Publishers, 2010.  xxxii-xxxvi.
  138. “What Makes the King James Version Great?”  Reformation 21 January 2011.  Online journal.
  139. “The Bible Translation Debate.”   Bible Translation January 2011.  Online journal.
  140. The Legacy of the King James Bible:  Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation. Wheaton:  Crossway, 2011.
  141. “Justification and the Literary Imagination,” Reformation 21 February 2011.  Online journal.
  142. “William Tyndale’s Plowboy Reconsidered,” Bible Translation March 2011.  Online journal.
  143. “Foreward,” in ESV Commemorative Edition in Honor of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version. Wheaton:  Crossway, 2011.
  144. “The King James Version after 400 Years:  Looking Back, Looking Forward,” Bible Translation Magazine May 2011.  Online journal.
  145. “Bible, Reading the,” “Leisure and Play,” “Work,” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, ed. Glen G. Scorgie.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2011.  304-306, 574-575, 846-847.
  146. “How We Got the Best-Selling Book of All Time,” The Wall Street Journal 27 August 2011:  A13.
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  152. Camus’ The Stranger:  A Reader’s Guide.  Online series for Gospel Coalition.  April-July, 2012.
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  154. Effective Bible Teaching, with James Wilhoit, second edition.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2012.
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  156. Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown:  A Reader’s Guide.  Online series for Gospel Coalition.  December, 2012.
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  158. Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych:  A Reader’s Guide.  Online series for Gospel Coalition.  May, 2013.
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  164. Homer’s The Odyssey.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2013.
  165. Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2013.
  166. Milton’s Paradise Lost.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2013.
  167. Dickens’s Great Expectations.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2014.
  168. Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2014.
  169. Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2014.
  170. The Devotional Poetry of Donne, Herbert, and Milton.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2014.
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  174. How Bible Stories Work:  A Guided Study of Narrative Literature.  Wooster, OH:  Weaver Books, 2015.
  175. Augustine’s Confessions.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2015.
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  194. “The Puritans as They Really Were,” Connections November 2018:  8-10.
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  196. “Can Hymns Be Saved from Extinction?”  Article published online by The Gospel Coalition.  February 7, 2019.
  197. “‘As Ever in My Great Task-Master’s Eye:’  Milton’s Sonnet 7 and Productivity in the Christian Mind,” in The Christian Mind of C. S. Lewis:  Essays in Honor of Michael Travers, ed. Andrew J. Spencer.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2019.  203-222.
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  200. “5 Novels Christians Should Read,” Gospel Coalition, June 29, 2020.  Online journal.
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