Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Book Review: The Soul in Paraphrase by Ryken


This is an impressive resource that was helpful for me in understanding the complexities that can be hard to explain in some selections of poetry. I am a reader who often struggles to understand and interpret poetry. This book was helpful to me because it exposed me to a vast number of poems that were written to stir our hearts toward Christ. I know this is probably a small selection but I found it to be a good one featuring various authors along with an impressive timeline. It is a great read due to this variety.

I believe the best way to read this book is to take in each poem slowly. Then glean the knowledge from the following commentary. This is good to stretch your imagination and give you the practice it takes to really understand poetry. If you are a natural at understanding poetry, this book will enhance your love for it. I'm grateful for this genre because the Bible uses poetry often. Learning how to wisely read it will also help you become a better interpreter of the genre in general.

I received a copy of this book free of charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this book from Amazon.com here.
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