Do you sometimes catch folks nodding off during your Sunday message? Arthurs points to the creative imagination of the Master Communicator as a solution. He recommends shaping your sermon based on one of the six styles used by the writers of Scripture itself---psalms, narrative, parables, proverbs, epistles, and apocalyptic literature. Chapters feature practical "try this" suggestions and a quick checklist for each genre.
Jeffrey D. Arthurs (Ph.D. Purdue Univ.) teaches preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
This new volume in the "Preaching With" series reveals how pastors can preach in a way that employs--with creativity--the six writing genres or forms found in the Bible. Each chapter includes practical "Try this" suggestions and ends with a quick checklist for preachers to consider when preaching from each of the six genres. Readers will learn how to expand their repertoire of creative, interesting, and relevant sermons.
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