Posted On December 7, 2020

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dr. Leland Ryken discuss reading the great hymns as devotional reading, why Christians should read hymns as poems in addition to singing them, along with his book, 40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life: A Closer Look at Their Spiritual and Poetic Meaning (P&R, 2019).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What it means to read the great hymns as devotional poems.
  • Why should Christians read hymns as poems in addition to singing them.
  • How Dr. Ryken envisions readers using this anthology of hymnic poems.
  • What it means to read and analyze hymns as poems.

About the Guest

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

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