A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Are you in search of a resource for Good Friday and Easter? Look no further than Leland Ryken’s new book, Poetry of Redemption: An Illustrated Treasury of Good Friday and Easter Poems. The artwork is beautiful and poems are taken from authors such as John Milton, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, George Herbert, and more. Here is the description from P&R Publishing:
God’s eternal redemptive plan came to fruition in the events of a tumultuous handful of days. In the two thousand years since, believers have sought to express the horror of Christ’s crucifixion, the joy of his resurrection, and the wonder of the personal and eternal implications of both.
The works of poets and hymnists unite with the poetic testimony of Scripture in this anthology. Forty meditative readings present their work alongside literary explanations from author Leland Ryken. Accompanied by beautiful images produced by artists through the ages, they are designed to fix our thoughts on God and the spiritual life and to awaken our religious affections. Rather than merely recreating the events, these psalms, hymns, and poems lead us to analyze their spiritual meaning and prompt us to respond with heartfelt praise and adoration.