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Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.


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Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.

30 review for Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective (Wheaton Literary Series)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amy Edwards

    This is a good book, although I have not actually read all of it yet. (Ha! Today I read the introduction and a few chapters on works I am interested in right now.) The introduction is a very good defense of reading the classics in general, and for Christians in particular. Following the introduction, each chapter is devoted to a work of literature, such as Homer's Odyssey or Dickens' Great Expectations or Camus' The Stranger. Realms of Gold is helpful as a companion to those works after reading This is a good book, although I have not actually read all of it yet. (Ha! Today I read the introduction and a few chapters on works I am interested in right now.) The introduction is a very good defense of reading the classics in general, and for Christians in particular. Following the introduction, each chapter is devoted to a work of literature, such as Homer's Odyssey or Dickens' Great Expectations or Camus' The Stranger. Realms of Gold is helpful as a companion to those works after reading them, although Ryken does say he means for it to inspire readers to discover those classics they have not yet read. Still, I would suggest, based on the selections I read, that the chapters are more meaningful if you have read the work that is the subject of that chapter. Again, the introduction alone is a helpful resource to understanding why classics matter, if you need convincing, or want to be able to convince others. Another excellent Ryken resource is his book Words of Delight.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ivan

    Christians should be lovers of fiction just as much of biography and history. The power of fiction is that it draws us more into reality, into universality. Great essays in this collection.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Josh

    Love

  4. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I love to learn about books from people who know more about them than I do, so I was thrilled to get a copy of this book by Leland Ryken. I've been the teacher for too many years, so I enjoyed getting to sit back and be the student, learning from the wisdom of a teacher whose insights I admire and trust completely. An enjoyable companion to the classics I've already read and an introduction to some books I haven't yet gotten around to. Ryken defends the value of the classics, and then uses some I love to learn about books from people who know more about them than I do, so I was thrilled to get a copy of this book by Leland Ryken. I've been the teacher for too many years, so I enjoyed getting to sit back and be the student, learning from the wisdom of a teacher whose insights I admire and trust completely. An enjoyable companion to the classics I've already read and an introduction to some books I haven't yet gotten around to. Ryken defends the value of the classics, and then uses some of the classics as examples of what can be gained from reading. I look forward to finishing all the books he discusses in Realms of Gold.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jim B

    Despite Ryken's stuffy vocabulary and overly formal style, he covers this interesting subject with many valuable observations and excellent stories (Homer, Scarlet Letter, Great Expectations, etc) to illustrate various kinds of literature and what makes it great. He also defends the use of fiction by Christians. Despite Ryken's stuffy vocabulary and overly formal style, he covers this interesting subject with many valuable observations and excellent stories (Homer, Scarlet Letter, Great Expectations, etc) to illustrate various kinds of literature and what makes it great. He also defends the use of fiction by Christians.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pat Roseman

    Inspired me to read more of the classics, particularly the ones mentioned in this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elise

  8. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Patchin

  9. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Jensen

  10. 5 out of 5

    Saphraneet

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Lise

  12. 5 out of 5

    Brian Valladares

  13. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Wilson

  14. 4 out of 5

    Leah

  15. 4 out of 5

    J Alec

  16. 5 out of 5

    Christy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Will Henry

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lorenzo Adler

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ace Hood

  20. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Tate

  21. 5 out of 5

    Janice

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bryan Sattler

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

  24. 5 out of 5

    Paul Finch

  25. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Zeiler

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dustin

  27. 5 out of 5

    Adamsinnett

  28. 5 out of 5

    Emilee

  29. 5 out of 5

    Janie

  30. 4 out of 5

    Yeesum

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