Introduction

Since the publication of Leland Ryken’s book How to Read the Bible as Literature in1984, this book has been the standard introduction to the subject of how to read and interpret the Bible in keeping with its literary nature.  How to Read the Bible as Literature has been translated into multiple languages.  It is a moderate-length, easily read book that covers all the genres of the Bible and that can therefore be said to be a literary guide to the entire Bible.