Learn how to recognize and avoid homiletical hazards! With insight and humor, Eslinger points out major pitfalls in every area of preaching---from preparation to delivery---and gives you practical tips on how to bypass them. Based on a thorough knowledge of classic preaching texts and a firm belief in practice, this down-to-earth book will help beginning preachers form good habits and veterans hone their skills. 136 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
This informal yet substantive guidebook is designed to help clergy and pastors identify and avoid the major pitfalls that plague the preaching task. Richard Eslinger discusses with insight, humor, and concision what he sees as the most critical pitfalls in the various contexts of preaching and offers practical strategies for avoiding them. His book is also studded with highlighted quotations, pertinent references to a wide range of homiletical thinkers and concepts, boxed hints and suggestions, and brief bibliographies.
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