Christians have used poetry to communicate with and teach about God throughout the years, sharing rich truths and enduring beauty via their art. When read devotionally, these poems offer a unique opportunity for Christians to deepen their spiritual insight and experience. Literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the best of the best in devotional poetry, providing commentary that helps them see and appreciate not only the literary beauty of these poems but also the spiritual truths they contain, in this collection of over 90 poems by poets such as Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and over 30 more. Literary readers as well as first-time poetry readers will enjoy this one-of-a-kind anthology meticulously curated to help them approach God in new ways.
About the Author
Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly fifty years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.