Rummage has done an outstanding job writing about a topic few preachers prepare for or even give a lot of thought to. Until you're in the day to day work of being a pastor, you can't appreciate the practicality this volume affords. In this book, Rummage lays out a plan that can be adapted to any situation and gives hands on "real world" advice on how to use that plan once you've done it. He takes the time to cover areas that all pastors should cover including expository, doctrinal, and pastoral sermons along with sermons for special days of the year. He even gives a great historical background of the liturgical, lectionary style of using the scriptures without having to endorse it but instead, advocates its ideals as perhaps a way of being creative in your own planning. All in all, it's a book I would say deserves to be in any pastor's library. It's affordability would make it a great gift for someone you know who's about to enter the pastorate also. I'm already beginning to enjoy the benefits of many of this book's ideas. Thanks Stephen!