After spending 25 years studying homiletics, Professor Adams shares his expert advice on delivering relevant, compelling, and effective sermons. Discover how to analyze your congregation, design a purposeful message based on your analysis, gather storytelling materials, assume the proper "preacher's stance," develop an engaging style, and more. Includes assignments for classes and individuals. 162 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
'The amazing lack of concern for purpose among homileticians and preachers has spawned a brood of preachers who are dull, lifeless, abstract and impersonal; it has obscured truth, hindered joyous Christian living, destroyed dedication and initiative, and stifled service for Christ.' --Jay Adams, from the book Preaching needs to become purposeful, says Jay Adams, because purposeless preaching is deadly. This book was written to help preachers and students discover the purpose of preaching has and the ways that the Scriptures inform and direct the preaching task. Preaching with Purpose, like the many other books of Jay Adams, speaks clearly and forcefully to the issue. Having read this book, both students and experienced preachers will be unable to ignore the urgent task of purposeful preaching. And the people of God will be the better for it.
Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is a former director of advanced studies and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor's Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible. SPANISH BIO: Jay E. Adams tiene un doctorado de la Universidad de Missouri, fue director de estudios avanzados y profesor de teologia practica en la Academia Teologica de Westminster, y es ademas un pastor jubilado. Ha escrito mas de 50 libros sobre el ministerio pastoral, la predica, la consejeria, el estudio Biblico, y la vida cristiana. Sus libros incluyen entre otros Capacitado para aconsejar y El manual del consejero cristiano.