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When God Is Silent: The 1997 Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching
Barbara Brown Taylor
1561011576
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
In these 1997 Lyman Beecher Lectures in Preaching delivered at Yale Divinity School, the author focuses on the task of those who preach and those who hear sermons in a world where people thirst for a word from God.


Preparing Expository Sermons
Ramesh Richard
0801091195
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
"The Bible is what God has made. Sermons are what we make with what God has made." This is the foundation for developing expository messages, according to Ramesh Richard. His method, explained in Preparing Expository Sermons, has been field-tested in training seminars for thousands of preachers around the world. Richard's book is a simple do-it-yourself resource for developing and preaching expository sermons. It guides the reader through a seven-step process, with many practical suggestions and illustrative charts along the way. In addition, there are eleven appendixes that include information on: -how to choose a text -preaching narratives -understanding your audience -forms of sermon introduction A comprehensive sermon evaluation questionnaire is included as well. Preparing Expository Sermons, an updated and...


Preaching With AIDS: The Carolyn Jenkins Story

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Preaching
Fred B. Craddock
0687336481
April 1990
Paperback
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How to Prepare Bible Messages
James Braga
1590524519
July 2005
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Book Description
Give Your Best Sermon Ever - Every Time Newly edited for today's readers, this time-tested book combines recognized public speaking techniques with proven theories of preaching to equip you for the pulpit. Author James Braga provides pastors and message-givers anywhere in ministry with logical, step-by-step guidance to preparing and delivering effective sermons. Each chapter thoroughly defines and describes each critical component of a sermon, from the introduction to illustrations and the conclusion.

About the Author
James Braga was born in 1906 in the British colony of Hong Kong, the eighth of thirteen children. In 1949 he joined the faculty of Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon, where he taught homiletics, methods of Bible study, and missions...


Secrets in the Dark : A Life in Sermons (Buechner, Frederick)
Frederick Buechner
0060842482
March 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Novelist and Christian writer Buechner (Brendan; The Alphabet of Grace) delivered a number of memorable sermons in more than four decades of service as a Presbyterian minister. This collection contains 37 of them, all featuring the intricate stories, fascinating connections and personal touches that are Buechner's signature. By presenting them chronologically, the evolution of his favorite themes of listening to your dreams, finding your calling and the importance of home are evident. Most touching are the sermons directed at youthful audiences (Buechner was a chaplain at two private boys' schools), such as "The Calling of Voices," in which he pleads with young people to pay attention to the deep gladness in their lives, following it to their life's vocation. For instruction on how to read the...


101 Hymn Stories
Kenneth W. Osbeck
0825434165
Apr 1982
Paperback
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Review
Christian Life : 101 Hymn Stories is the kind of fascinating book that is enjoyable for general reading or reference.
Cliff Barrows Billy Graham Evangelistic Association : There can be little disagreement with the claim that next to the Bible itself, the hymnal is a book of primary importance in the Christian ministry. It is for this reason that I heartily commend Ken Osbeck's book(s) on hymn backgrounds.
Sword of the Lord : These are a wealth of information and enjoyable reading.
Bookstore News : This book is a valuable source of illustrations for pastors and teachers, and it provides a wealth of background information for song leaders. But it should be introduced to all Christians as a personal and family devotional book
Christian Librarian : This book should be on the shelf...


Witness of Preaching
Thomas G. Long
0664229433
November 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This thorough and detailed revision of this classic text is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, incorporating many additional examples of textual interpretation, and has included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. He continues to critically engage the best thinkers in the field of homiletics, bringing into the conversation both important new voices and the latest works of those who appeared in the first edition. In addition, he addresses some of the new forces at work, such as the use of video clips and PowerPoint in sermons. As in the first edition, Long allows the theological image of bearing witness to the gospel to govern and organize every aspect of the process of creating a sermon from...


The Messiah of Morris Avenue
Tony Hendra
0805079645
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In the near future of this alternately cynical and rapturous fable, America is a theocracy where the Christian Right, empowered by laws against blasphemy and witchcraft, controls everything from Congress to "Holywood" and foments Armageddon. Christ chooses this time to return in the guise of José, the Bronx-bred son of a Guatemalan immigrant with a discipleship of drifters and crack whores. Charismatic, open about his divinity and obliging with miracles, José wins over even Johnny Grecco, the jaundiced reporter who writes his gospel. Journalist Hendra, author of the best-selling Catholic- mentorship memoir Father Joe and former editor in chief of Spy, makes José the savior of liberal Christianity. José's theology is vaguely feminist (it includes "God the Mother"), vaguely Gnostic and...


Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
N.T. Wright, et al
0802841325
October 1997
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship is a compilation of twelve exhilarating meditations exploring what it truly means to follow Jesus today. N. T. Wright first outlines the essential message of the six major New Testament books (Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation) looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. He then takes six key New Testament themes (resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life) and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.


Love Worth Finding
Joyce Rogers
0805440755
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You
Michael Dubruiel
1931709327
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Mass (mas) n. 1. The Liturgy of the Eucharist. 2. The Breaking of the Bread. 3. To send forth with blessing. Maybe you are a recent convert, or perhaps you’ve attended Mass your whole life, but there are still things that puzzle you — like when you should genuflect and when you should bow. What the different books used at Mass are and what they contain. The meaning of words like "Amen," "Alleluia," or "Hosanna." What to do during the Sign of Peace. You aren’t alone. The How-To Book of the Mass not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of the most time-honored traditions of the Catholic Church, but also the how. All in an easy-to-read, easy-to understand format. In this complete guide to the celebration of the Eucharist you get: • Step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the...


Preaching and Homiletical Theory
Paul Scott Scott Wilson
082722981X
October 2004
Paperback
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Life, with Strings Attached
Minnie Lamberth
1557254168
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Readers will delight in the strong writing and Southern charm of this story, which won Paraclete Press's inaugural faith fiction award for a debut novel. Seven-year-old Hannah Hayes and her beagle, Pumpkin, are as comfortable in their Wellton, Ala., neighborhood in 1972 as in their own skins. Whether she's passing the offering plate to raise money for a "doggie revival" among the neighborhood hounds or befriending an outcast on the school playground, Hannah knows she is called by the Lord, and "The work laid out for me couldn't be done by another." When her beloved dog disappears, she learns much-including how to forgive-that will resonate with readers. Hannah's relationship with her wise father, Martin, the publicity manager at the local sock factory, will remind some of Scout and Atticus in To Kill a...


The Will of God [LARGE PRINT]
Leslie D. Weatherhead
0687074827
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The phrase "the will of God" is used loosely, says Leslie Weatherhead, and the consequence of that looseness to our peace of mind is serious. Weatherhead's recognition of this problem led him to write The Will of God, a classic that has helped more than a million grieving persons better understand the meaning of the phrase. It can help you as well. It was during the tumultuous era of World War II that Leslie Weatherhead preached five sermons on understanding the will of God for the congregation at City Temple in London. These sermons became the classic book The Will of God, which has helped hundreds of thousands of Christians explore how God's will is related to God's character and ultimate intentions for us. A six-week workbook study is also available that uses three case studies to illustrate the questions that arise...


Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages
Haddon W. Robinson
0801022622
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Haddon Robinson's Biblical Preaching has become a modern classic on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. Much has changed, however, in twenty years and Robinson has undertaken the task of updating his work to benefit a new generation of preachers who will speak to a markedly different world. While retaining the original outline of the book and Robinson's ten-stage process of sermon development, this new edition offers significant improvements. Many of the illustrations and arguments have been updated, the prose has been changed to gender-inclusive language, each chapter is enhanced with suggestions for further study, and the discussions of narrative and inductive preaching have been expanded.

From the Back Cover
"Still the preaching primer of choice! No book...


The Minister's Manual
James William Cox
0787979228
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"I don’t know of a better book for the hard-pressed minister . . . than The Minister’s Manual . . . . The best material on the market."
– John Killinger, president, Mission for Biblical Literacy; author, Preaching the New Millennium

"Fresh and trustworthy ideas for preachers. Welcome nourishment to the hungry preacher facing the constant task of preaching faithful sermons."
– Thomas G. Long, Presbyterian Publishing Corp.

"Want one book to help you with preaching? Try The Minister’s Manual. The calendar and lectionary text information would be helpful enough–but this is only the tip of a wonderful iceberg."
– Roger Lovette, minister, the Baptist Church of the Covenant, Birmingham, Alabama

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Preaching Better: Practical Suggestions for Homilists
Ken Untener
0809138492
March 1999
Paperback
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Pastoral Life
Wow! That's the only way to react to Bishop Untener's book.

Catholic Library World
This book offers a tray full of goodies you can pick from--enjoy at least one a day.

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The Weight of Glory
C. S. Lewis
0060653205
March 2001
Paperback
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The New York Times Book Review
"Lewis combines a novelist's insights into motives with a profound religious understanding."

Book Description
Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt.  These are ardent and lucid sermons that provide a compassionate vision of Christianity.




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The Art & Craft of Biblical Preaching
Craig Brian Larson
0310252482
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s Communicators
This extensive encyclopedia is the most complete
and practical work ever published on the art and
craft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sections
contain almost 200 articles, which cover every possible
preaching topic, including changing lives, sermon
structure, “the big idea,” introductions,
outlining, transitions, conclusions, passionate delivery,
application, leveraging illustrations, telling stories,
preaching narrative texts, topical preaching,
expository preaching, evangelistic preaching,
preaching to postmoderns, using humor, speaking
with authority, and many others. Entries are characterized
by intensely practical and vivid writing
designed to help preachers deepen their...


The Preacher Joke Book
Loyal Jones
0874830877
June 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
This surprisingly reverent collection of religious humor pokes less at the message than at the messenger. Gentle enough to give your preacher, clean enough to use in the pulpit, this volume is nonetheless sharp enough to drive home its point that the clergyman does well to serve rather than be served.


Living Water for Thirsty Souls: Unleashing the Power of Exegetical Preaching
Marvin Andrew McMickle
081701358X
March 2001
Paperback
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Hit the Bullseye: How Denominations Can Aim Congregations at the Mission Field (Convergence Series.)
Paul D. Borden
0687043719
July 2003
Paperback
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Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
0802813879
July 1965
Paperback
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Preaching the Parables
Craig L. Blomberg
0801027497
July 2004
Paperback
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Web of Preaching: New Options in Homiletic Method
Richard L. Eslinger
068701297X
July 2002
Paperback
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Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming The Expository Sermon
Bryan Chapell
0801027985
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery--the trademarks of great preaching. With the help of charts and creative learning exercises, Chapell shows how expository preaching can reveal the redemptive aims of Scripture and offers a comprehensive approach to the theory and practice of preaching. He also provides help for special preaching situations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Bryan Chapell, (Ph.D. Southern Illinois University), is president and professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is much sought after as a speaker in churches and conferences around the country and is the author of several books. --This text refers to...


And the Place Was Shaken
John Franklin
0805432981
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Prayer for the church is not a casual practice but communion between Christ and His body that is as intimate as communion between a husband and a wife. And for the church, corporate prayer is not an optional ritual but a commanded expectation. However, having an effective corporate experience of prayer-whether in a large congregational setting or a small group-depends on many factors. John Franklin highlights not only the theology behind powerful corporate prayer times but also the effective habits and practices of a praying church. Know why God especially requires corporate prayer. Know what motivates God to move in power. God wants to reveal Himself to His people, to move them onto His agenda, and to minister to His people particularly through His people. A God-centered prayer format is central to having a "God...


Telling the Truth : The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale
Frederick Buechner
0060611561
October 26, 1977
Hardcover
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Book Review
A sermon arises out of silence, preacher and writer Frederick Buechner reminds us, and that silence is both an opportunity and a warning. An audience sits in the pews waiting, and each of those who sit there bring with them a long and complicated history. How will you reach them? How will you awaken them? "Tell them the truth," Buechner says in this brief and powerful book. The Gospel begins here, out of this silence: "It is life with the sound turned off so that for a moment or two you can experience it not in terms of the words you make it bearable by but for the unutterable mystery that it is." Out of this silence, he writes, the "real news comes, which is sad news before it is glad news and that is fairy tale last of all."

This series of lectures explores these three ways of seeing the Gospel: first as tragedy, as...


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