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Homer's The Odyssey

Homer's The Odyssey

Christian Guides to the Classics

by Leland Ryken
Publisher: Crossway Books
1st Edition, ©2013, ISBN: 9781433526169
Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Current Retail Price: $5.99

We’ve all heard about the classics and assume they’re great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, Crossway’sChristian Guides to the Classicsare here to helpreaders enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher to answer questions along the way.

In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.

Each book:

  • Includes an introduction to the author and work
  • Explains the cultural context
  • Incorporates published criticism
  • Defines key literary terms
  • Contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text
  • Lists resources for further study
  • Evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldviewthrough penetrating commentary

This guide opens up Homer’sThe Odysseyand highlights the universal themes of endurance and longing for rest as displayed in this epic tale of a man trying to find his way home.

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