The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching promises to be the most comprehensive encyclopedia of preaching in print. This volume includes 11 major sections and almost 200 articles that will focus on topics such as developing the "Big Idea," preaching narrative texts, designing effective transitions and preaching with passion. Take this opportunity to let evangelical luminaries such as Andy Stanley, John Piper and Haddon Robinson provide you with resources you will need to preach the Word!
A Comprehensive Resource for Todays Communicators This extensive encyclopedia is the most complete and practical work ever published on the art and craft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sections contain almost 200 articles, which cover every possible preaching topic, including changing lives, sermon structure, the big idea, introductions, outlining, transitions, conclusions, passionate delivery, application, leveraging illustrations, telling stories, preaching narrative texts, topical preaching, expository preaching, evangelistic preaching, preaching to postmoderns, using humor, speaking with authority, and many others. Entries are characterized by intensely practical and vivid writing designed to help preachers deepen their understanding and sharpen their communication skills. The contributors include a virtual Whos Who of preaching from a cross section of denominations and traditions, such as John Ortberg, Rick Warren, Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, Andy Stanley, and many others. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larsontwo of todays most respected voices in preachingprovide editorial oversight.
Haddon Robinson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, MA, Southern Methodist University, PhD, University of Illinois) is the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he is widely regarded as an expert in the area of preaching.
Craig Brian Larson is chief editor for Christianity Today's PreachingToday.com, an online journal and illustration service. He also pastors a church in Chicago, Illinois. His books include Contemporary Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers; Preaching That Connects; and The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching. He and his family live in the Chicago suburbs.
'Packed with useful tools that span a wide array of homiletical issues...a tremendous value to preachers seeking to be effective communicators....Pastors will appreciate the many practical ideas, and cautions, offered by the contributors....Preachers of all ages should hear Chuck Swindoll's wisdom in his chapter Simplify....One of the first volumes a pastor should receive when beginning in ministry. With its brief chapters, the book can be utilized as a chapter-a-day continuing education resource.'