Revitalize your preaching with this refreshingly different book on sermon preparation. Mawhinney has imbedded his message in a story of Pastor Paul Andrews, whose day-to-day dilemmas should ring a familiar refrain to those who live under the weekly pressure of sermon delivery. You'll be entertained while you're learning practical tips to make sermons lively and vital to your congregation.
The reality of ministry is that pastors often struggle-they struggle with the week-to-week demands of ministry that sap the physical and spiritual energy needed for sermon preparation and presentation. The result is that many pastors feen "buned out" in their preaching. For some, the only cure is a move to a new church that hasn't yet heard the same messages. Pastor Bruce Mawhinney has been there, done that, and has a hopeful and helpful word for pastors. Staleness in ministry can be replaced with freshness and vitality. It is possible to move up to a higher level of effectiveness rather than just move on to a new location. The format of Preaching with Freshness is as distinctive as its title: a narrative story outlines the real-life difficulties of an ordinary pastor who discovers principles of preaching that revive his own enthusiasm and effectiveness in ministry. If the worst sin a preacher can commit is to bore people with the Bible, then Preaching with Freshness is every pastor's guidebook to a vital, engaging pulpit ministry.