Author: Ryken, Leland
Number Of Pages: 80
From the back cover: We’ve all heard about the classics and assume they’re great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics are here to help.
In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.
- Includes an introduction to the author and work
- Explains the cultural context Incorporates published criticism
- Contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text
- Defines key literary terms
- Lists resources for further study
- Evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview
This guide opens up Homer’s The Odyssey and highlights the universal themes of endurance and longing for rest as displayed in this epic tale of a man trying to find his way home.
“This series distills complex works into engaging and relevant commentaries, and helps readers understand the classics.”—Andrew Logemann, Chair of the Department of English, Gordon College
"This series will help refocus students and teachers on the essential works of the canon." —Louis Markos, Professor of English and Honors, Houston Baptist University
About the author: Leland Ryken (PhD University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for over 45 years and has authored or edited nearly 40 books.