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Vendor: Dreamseeker Books
Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 8 X 1/2 (inches)
Master the craft of effective communication that grabs attention and wins hearts. Like everyone else, preachers long to be understood. Unfortunately, the rules first learned in seminary, if misapplied, can quickly turn homiletic precision into listener boredom. To capture heart and mind, Mark Galli and Craig Larsen suggest preachers turn to the lessons of journalism. In Preaching That Connects, they show how the same keys used to create effective, captivating communication in the media can transform a sermon. Amply illustrated from some of todays best preachers, Preaching That Connects walks through the entire sermon, from the critical introduction to the bridge to illustrations and final application. Key points include the five techniques for generating creative ideas, your six options for illustrations, and the ten rules for great storytellingand why the transition sentence is the hardest sentence youll write. Preaching That Connects is for all who seek to hone their craft to communicate the truth of the gospel effectively.
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.
Scott MoyerOcala, FLAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5January 17, 2013Scott MoyerOcala, FLAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5A very informative read that is easy to follow. Insights gained are very relevent to today's church settings.
Jason Cruise5 Stars Out Of 5November 27, 2001Jason CruiseOf all the preaching books I've read and reviewed, this one has always been among my favorite. Galli and Larson combine their journalistic savvy with their knowledge of preaching to write an extrememly practical book on the subject of preaching. They help you learn creative techniques you can use to formulate the sermon, illustrations, and so on. They show you creative methods to enhance your ability to show, not tell, a story. I've read this book two times, and I'm sure I'll read it again. It's a low cost book with high dollar impact.