Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is the author of more than fifty books on biblical and literary topics, the literary editor of the ESV Bible, and emeritus professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois.
"Leland Ryken has done us an enormous service. He brings to this study not only his musical wisdom but his considerable gifts in literature and poetry." --William Edgar, Musicologist; Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
"Professor Ryken combines his Christian faith with his knowledge of poetry in this rich anthology and reminds us of the legacy of our brothers and sisters in Christ." --Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
"Leland Ryken accomplishes more than enhancing artistic appreciation; he teaches us to worship God with understanding." --Michael Hawn, Professor of Church Music, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship