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Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 (inches)
Series: Jay Adams Library
"The amazing lack of concern for purpose among homileticians and preachers has spawned a brood of preachers who are dull, lifeless, abstract and impersonal; it has obscured truth, hindered joyous Christian living, destroyed dedication and initiative, and stifled service for Christ." Jay Adams, from the book Preaching needs to become purposeful, says Jay Adams, because purposeless preaching is deadly. This book was written to help preachers and students discover the purpose of preaching has and the ways that the Scriptures inform and direct the preaching task. Preaching with Purpose, like the many other books of Jay Adams, speaks clearly and forcefully to the issue. Having read this book, both students and experienced preachers will be unable to ignore the urgent task of purposeful preaching. And the people of God will be the better for it.
Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is a former director of advanced studies and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselors Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.
Rev5 Stars Out Of 5Great ReadOctober 28, 2016RevQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this is an awesome book, very helpful and great resource
betty5 Stars Out Of 5preachng with purposeOctober 3, 2014bettyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5a must read for Pastor, Elders, minister or anyone in ministry
PatriciaRaleigh, NCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great resource for busy pastors and new preachers!January 11, 2011PatriciaRaleigh, NCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It will be a much-used tool in my library. I have recommended this book to other ministers as a great resource to revitalize their preparation and delivery for the preaching moment.
Loretta Bessette5 Stars Out Of 5January 30, 2009Loretta BessetteExcellent, I found this book to be very helpful. This book is a must. I love it
Chap. A.R. Reid5 Stars Out Of 5March 3, 2008Chap. A.R. ReidIf you are a preacher and have not read this book, shame on you! The introduction alone is worth the price of the book. I believe Adams absolutely "nails" the reason for the current sorry situation in preaching, and I also believe he has the answer to it. Buy this book, find a quiet place to read it, and be prepared to have your cage rattled!!