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Philip Graham Ryken: Bibliography

The following is a list of books by President Ryken. A complete bibliography of published work is available from the President’s Office.

Recent Releases

Loving Jesus MoreLoving Jesus More
(Crossway, 2014)
Do you love Jesus more than your spouse? Your reputation? Your kids? Your health? Your job? Your money? As Christians, we’re called to love Jesus more than anyone or anything else. But do we really do this? Emphasizing that God’s love for us is the source of our love for him, Phil Ryken challenges us to take Jesus’s words seriously and think carefully about where our affections truly lie.

Loving Jesus More is based on a series of chapel talks given by Dr. Ryken. Watch the chapel series

Christian Worldview: A Student's Guide
(Crossway, 2013)
Explains the distinguishing marks of the Christian worldview, helping us to engage thoughtfully with our increasingly pluralistic society. Based on the notion that ideas have consequences, this accessible resource will help you see life’s “big picture” by equipping you with a well-reasoned framework of Christian beliefs and convictions.


Kingdom, Come!
(Crossway, 2013)
In this world of pain, regret, and brokenness, people regularly wonder about the future. Yet Christians find confidence in one secure truth: Jesus is coming back. Directing readers to this ultimate hope, Dr. Ryken encourages Christians to live each day longing for Christ’s return and anticipating the coming of his kingdom. Read an excerpt

Kingdom, Come!  is based on a series of chapel talks given by Dr. Ryken. Watch the chapel series

Christianity & Culture

  • Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts (P&R, 2006)
  • Christian Worldview: A Student's Guide (Crossway, 2013)
  • He Speaks to Me Everywhere: Meditations on Christianity and Culture (P&R, 2004)
  • Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, with Jeffry Davis (Crossway, 2012)  
  • My Father’s World: Meditations on Christianity and Culture (P&R, 2002)
  • Pastors in the Classics, with Leland Ryken and Todd Wilson (Baker, 2012) 
  • What Is the Christian Worldview? (P&R, 2006)
  • What Is Mercy Ministry?, with Noah Toly (P&R, 2013)

Evangelistic Books

  • The Heart of the Cross, with James Montgomery Boice (Crossway, 2005)
  • Is Jesus the Only Way? Today’s Issues (Crossway, 1999)
  • Jesus on Trial, with James Montgomery Boice (P&R, 2009)
  • The Prayer of Our Lord (Crossway, 2007)

Chapel Anthologies

  • Grace Transforming (Crossway, 2012)
  • Kingdom, Come! (Crossway, 2013)
  • Loving Jesus More (Crossway, 2014)

Bible Reference Tools

  • Ryken’s Bible Handbook, with Leland Ryken and Jim Wilhoit (Tyndale, 2005)
  • The ESV Literary Study Bible, with Leland Ryken (Crossway, 2007)

Bible Study Guides

  • City on a Hill: Recovering the Biblical Pattern for the Church in the 21st Century (Moody, 2003)
  • The Communion of Saints: Living in Fellowship with the People of God (P&R, 2001)
  • Courage to Stand: Jeremiah’s Message for Post-Christian Times (P&R, 2009)
  • Discovering God in Stories from the Bible (P&R, 2010)
  • King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power (Crossway, 2011)
  • Loving the Way Jesus Loves (Crossway, 2012)
  • The Message of Salvation, The Bible Speaks Today (InterVarsity, 2001)
  • Our Triune God: Living in the Love of the Three-in-One (Crossway, 2011)
  • When You Pray: Making the Lord’s Prayer Your Own (P&R, 2006)
  • Written in Stone: The Ten Commandments and Today’s Moral Crisis (Crossway, 2003)

Expository Commentaries

  • Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory, Preaching the Word (Crossway, 2005)
  • Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope, Preaching the Word (Crossway, 2001)
  • 1 Kings, Reformed Expository Commentary (P&R, 2011)
  • Ecclesiastes: Why Everything Matters, Preaching the Word (Crossway, 2010)
  • The Incarnation in the Gospels, Reformed Expository Commentary (P&R, 2008)
  • Luke, Reformed Expository Commentary (P&R, 2009)
  • Galatians, Reformed Expository Commentary (P&R, 2005)
  • 1 Timothy, Reformed Expository Commentary (P&R, 2007)

Reformed Theology

  • The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel, with James Montgomery Boice (Crossway, 2009)
  • The Elder and His Work, by David Dickson (P&R, 2004)
  • Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship (P&R, 2003)