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Fred B Craddock
A standard textbook on the art and craft of preaching. Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into an exhaustive text on sermon preparation and preaching. Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, this book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? Craddock's approach is practical, but also allows for concentrated study of any particular dimension of the process. "Filled with ...
Spiritual Life: The Foundation for Preaching and Teaching
Westminster John Knox Press
John Westerhoff offers this resource to help preachers and teachers revitalize their lives and ministries. Noting that the health of our spiritual life is based on our image of God, he asks readers to open their imaginations to new ways of knowing. Recognizing that the spiritual life can be fostered in many ways, he helps readers recognize which types of spiritual formation are most compatible with particular personality types.
Dogma and Preaching: Applying Christian Doctrine to Daily Life
Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI
This volume is an unabridged edition of Dogma and Preaching , a work that appeared in a much-reduced form in English, in 1985. The new book contains twice as much material as first English edition. "Dogma", for many people, is a bad word. For the well-informed believer, it shouldn't be. Dogmas are truths revealed by God, which should enlighten the minds, guide the choices, and gladden the hearts of Jesus' disciples, including pastors, deacons, ...
Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life (Engaging Worship)
This volume, which launches the Engaging Worship series from Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, offers a unique study of sermon delivery. While many books offer advice on how to prepare, write, and preach a sermon, this volume is distinctive in approaching the subject from the perspective of performance. The authors, who teach at a variety of seminaries and divinity schools across the nation, examine ...
Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life
Preaching magazine’s 2008 Book of the Year! The theme of doctrinal preaching and teaching comes to life through the enthusiastic and inspired writing of professor Robert Smith in Doctrine That Dances . Advance Praise: At a time when so much of the conversation on preaching deals with presentation, Robert Smith has reminded us that effective teaching must also take the theological task seriously. He makes his case so well that ...
Preaching to Connect Truth to Life: The Power of Narrative to Tell the Story
Wesleyan Publishing House
How do we preach when they resent the "preachy"? And how can you proclaim objective truth to people who aren't so sure there is such a thing? Pastor Benji Kelley calls today's professional and lay preachers back to a lost art in many pulpits: narrative preaching. While examining the strengths and effectiveness of all traditional preaching styles, he particularly shows how--in every form of preaching--story can profoundly connect truth to any ...
Barbara Brown Taylor
In her bestselling preaching autobiography Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church. In this warm and poignant collection, Barbara Brown Taylor’s humor and wisdom delve into the meaning of Christian symbols and history—both her own, growing up in the Mid-West and Georgia, and the Church’s, from its earliest beginnings in the Near East. Seamlessly, Taylor weaves together ...
Preaching That Changes Lives
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Certainly there are many books about preaching on the market today, but no author directs his attention to the clear message of changing lives more than Michael Fabarez. Everything a pastor does must be done with the perspective of changing lives. When a pastor studies, it should be with the anticipation of changing lives. When he is looking for the right illustration, it must be through the lens of changing lives. When he sets forth the ...
Love Worth Finding: The Life of Adrian Rogers and His Philosophy of Preaching
Adrian Rogers is one of America’s most respected Bible teachers, having communicated to millions through his Love Worth Finding” radio ministry and as the former senior pastor of the Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, Tennessee. Adrian helped guide the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Evangelical denomination in North America, through treacherous and troubling waters of theological liberalism and doctrinal heresy and back to ...
Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church
Walter C. Jr. Kaiser
Distinguished Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser believes that the Old Testament is sorely neglected today in teaching and preaching, but it is even more neglected when it comes to setting forth the hope that Christians have for the future. Firmly believing that the Old Testament offers important insights into biblical eschatology and the Christian life, he provides guidance for expositing fifteen key Old Testament eschatological passages to ...
Preaching That Speaks to Women
Alice P. Mathews
John Wesley: A Preaching Life
Micheal Pasquarello III
That John Wesley was not a systematic theologian is a point frequently made. Yet if that be the case, what kind of theologian was he? To look at his literary output over the course of his long life and ministry is to recognize the central role that sermons played. Thus, claims Michael Paquarello, Wesley was a homiletical theologian, one for whom the Word preached was the core means of reflecting on and understanding the meaning of the Gospel. ...
Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
When You Talk, Are People Changed? Whether you speak from the pulpit, podium, or the front of a classroom, you don’t need much more than blank stares and faraway looks to tell you you’re not connecting. Take heart before your audience takes leave! You can convey your message in the powerful, life-changing way it deserves to be told. An insightful, entertaining parable that’s an excellent guide for any speaker, Communicating for a Change ...
Preaching the Lectionary: The Word of God for the Church Today
Reginald Horace Fuller
This third edition of Preaching the Lectionary will appeal to homilists and others who have a ministerial or preparatory role in the Sunday liturgy. Written with the needs of the active pastor, homilist, and liturgist in mind, it offers brief, technical discussions balanced with practical insights and reflections. This new edition of a classic approach to the Lectionary has been updated to reflect the thinking of a wide range of biblical ...
Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
Haddon W. Robinson
An updated version of Robinson's best-selling textbook on preaching
Preaching God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing, and Delivering the Sermon
Terry G. Carter
J. Scott Duvall
People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audience in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, here is a valuable resource. Good preaching begins with good exegesis. Preaching God's Word walks you through the steps of the 'Interpretive Journey' from the biblical text to ...
The Life We Claim: The Apostles' Creed for Preaching, Teaching, and Worship
James C. Howell
Using the Apostles’ Creed as the “primary text” this book explores what we believe as Christians and how those beliefs are relevant today. The author’s goal is to help pastors educate and transform members of their congregations. He examines the Creed phrase by phrase in brief sections suitable for congregational study or for emailing to the congregation. For each phrase in the Creed, a "deeper reflection" provides material for ...
Preaching About Life in a Threatening World (Preaching About Series)
Ronald J. Sider
Michael A. King
Westminster John Knox Pr
Matter of Life and Death: Preaching at Funerals
With the sensitivity born of time and experience, Charles Hoffacker presents an unusually warm and caring approach to preaching at a pivotal transition in human life, one which goes to the very heart of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Hoffacker teaches the reader, whether a seasoned preacher or a novice homilist, to find the key to unlocking the mystery of Jesus’ promise of eternal life in a mortal life now ended.
The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness
The hole in our holiness is that we don't seem to care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever ...
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