The Author

Leland Ryken is emeritus professor of English at Wheaton College, where he is in his 51st year of teaching. He has published more than 50 books and has compiled a forthcoming anthology of hymns considered as devotional poems accompanied by analysis.

Why You Should Read Devotional Poetry in 2019

Poems are not distractions from life, nor accessories to life. They are expressions of life.

Read Hymns like Poems—Because They Are

To read hymns as poems is to return to

The Best Christian Novel You’ve Never Heard Of

'The Hammer of God' is an underrated Christian classic.


Tyndale truly denied himself for the sake of the