(PUBEerdmans)Sit at the feet of the giants: Augustine, Chrysostom, Baxter, Wesley, Cassian, Craddock, Herbert, Bonhoeffer, Luther, Wainwright, Broadus, Gonz<\#225>lez, and more. Advice on how to proclaim the Word, the importance of rhetoric, focusing on the listener, the character of the messenger, etc. 483 pages, softcover.
This unique volume draws on the wisdom ofChristian thinkers and preachers from across theages to present a warm and informative collectionof biographical reflections on the art of preaching.Gathering the insights of figures as diverse asAugustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Oscar Romero, and Barbara Brown Taylor, thisvolume provides experienced advice on the natureof effectively preaching, direct from the pens ofthose who know it best. The volume is arranged inseven divisions, each covering a central componentof the preaching task. Author Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, givesa brief introduction to each selection.Aptly presenting a theological and historicalcross-section of the churchs homiletics, thisvolume will be invaluable to preachers, studentspreparing for ministry, and others seeking modelsof powerful Christian speech.
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