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Philip G. Ryken is President of Wheaton College Chicago. Prior to that he was Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a prolific author and a member of the council of The Gospel Coalition.
Crèdit de la imatge: Wheaton College

Obres de Philip Graham Ryken

Galatians (Reformed Expository Commentary) (2005) 474 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Exodus: Saved for God's Glory (Preaching the Word) (2005) 400 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts (2006) 345 exemplars, 1 ressenya
What is a True Calvinist? (2003) 317 exemplars, 1 ressenya
What is the Christian Worldview? (2006) 249 exemplars
Loving the Way Jesus Loves (2012) 243 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
When You Pray: Making the Lord's Prayer Your Own (2000) 167 exemplars, 1 ressenya
1 Kings (Reformed Expository Commentary) (2011) 156 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Liberal Arts for the Christian Life (2012) — Editor — 122 exemplars
The Prayer of Our Lord (2002) 91 exemplars
When Trouble Comes (2016) 78 exemplars
Grace Transforming (2012) 77 exemplars
Kingdom, Come! (2013) 66 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs (2019) 65 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Loving Jesus More (2014) 57 exemplars, 1 ressenya
What is Mercy Ministry? (2013) 51 exemplars
Jesus on Trial (2009) 50 exemplars
Salvation by Crucifixion (2014) 45 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Luke, Volume 1 27 exemplars
Luke Volume I: Chapters 1-12 (2009) 18 exemplars
Luke, Vol. 1 4 exemplars
14 Words from Jesus 3 exemplars
The Sovereignty of God's Mercy (2001) 2 exemplars
Why Is God So Angry? 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya

Obres associades

John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology (2008) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions901 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Doctrines of Grace (2002) — Autor — 621 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter (2009) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions334 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching: In Honor of R. Kent Hughes (2007) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Four Views on the Historical Adam (2013) 249 exemplars, 1 ressenya

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“The Song of Songs is like the box top for a jigsaw puzzle. When you dump the pieces on the table, they’re a total mess; you need a picture to help put them into place. The Song of Songs is a picture of love for people who are still figuring out how the pieces fit together. It doesn’t show us everything that’s broken, but mainly shows us the way things were always meant to be.”

Ryken undertakes one version of interpretation of the Biblical book Song of Solomon. He undergirds the book as a practical guide for relationships in light of KChrist’s love us especially centered on the love of Christ and the church as to that of the love experienced between a couple. One could call this Ryken’s mixtape on healthy love and relationships as there is a lot of direct application for married couples as well as those that are still single. Because of this, at times, it felt too pastoral though I can easily excuse this as he built it around his university context.

It is not a verse by verse commentary so much as a resource for contemplation and meditation than edification or preaching. In a few places, I felt it was tame and lacked the oomph in engaging with spiritual eroticism.

It is thick in experiential connection to Christ and even if you do not use the practical buide at the end each section lends itself to good meditation and contemplation.

Who might be interested: couples, single (healthy sexuality)

**This was a review copy**
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revslick | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 10, 2020 |
Since 1 Corinthians 13 is one of my least favorite (=most guilt-inducing) chapters of Scripture, I wanted to read this book for a challenge. For some reason, though, I never particularly got into the book. I like Ryken's approach -- for each of Paul's definitions of "love," he does some basic exegesis, draws an illustration from the life of Jesus, and then applies it to the lives of Christians. His goal throughout is to demonstrate that Jesus is the only one who perfectly fulfills the definitions of love, and to drive us back to Jesus repeatedly as we are faced with our own failures to love. Only by knowing the love of Jesus in a deeper way can we be empowered to love others ourselves.

This Christ-focused reading of 1 Corinthians 13 wasn't new to me, but for someone who has never heard it before, I would think it could be very liberating and encouraging. Even though a lot of the book didn't stick with me (because of the writing style? I'm not sure why), I did find the "Love Waits" (love is patient/long-suffering) chapter beautiful. Ryken describes the unhurried way in which Jesus loves us, just as He tarried when He knew that Lazarus was dying, because He knew that by restoring Lazarus to life, He would be able to glorify God in a more complete way. "The delays of Christ turn out to be the delays of love." (81) He also makes the point, somewhere, that our impatience with others often says more about our need for sanctification than about our concern for what God is doing in them.
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LudieGrace | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 10, 2020 |
A great resource... it’s a Reformed almanac on worship. It is not exhaustive by any means (see the Hughes Oliphant Old - worship and scripture collection for that) Yet should be in every church members library for sure!
 
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mtrigsted | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 10, 2020 |
The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs looks at each verse of the Song of Songs, a book from the Bible. I always liked this book best, because I always saw it as a representation of an eternal and powerful love between God and a person. I believe it’s symbolically about a persons’ relationship with God. Our author goes a bit further. He describes some of the historical background and customs that are referred to in the Song of Songs, thus putting them into context. He also relates the Song of Songs to a monogamous love between a man and a woman. Although I do not agree with every single interpretation of the Song of Songs that he makes here, I find that this book might be a good one for meditation on these wonderful verses.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Sandralovesbooks | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 23, 2018 |

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