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|Title: Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, 2nd Edition|
By: R. Albert Mohler Jr., James Montgomery Boice, Derek W.H. Thomas
Number of Pages: 156
Vendor: Reformation Trust Publishing
|Publication Date: 2008|
Weight: 13 ounces
Stock No: WW691078
The apostle Paul declared that what we preach was folly in the eyes of many in his time (1 Cor. 1:21). Such is always the worlds response to the gospel. But in our day, it seems that the method behind Pauls messagepreachingis itself an object of ridicule, even within the evangelical church. In an age of short attention spans and entertainment consumers, many churches are yielding to pressure to set aside preaching in their worship services in favor of more relevant methodologies.
In Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, an outstanding team of pastors and scholars says to the modern church: Turn back! Preaching is not just one of many acceptable methodologies that the church may employ as the cultural landscape changes. Rather, the preaching of Gods Word is the biblically mandated method by which unbelievers are to be converted and churches built up in the faith.
This book reveals the biblical basis for preaching, sketches the way it ought to be practiced, and shows the many practical benefits that flow from strong pulpits. Here is encouragement for preachers and wise counsel for those who desire to sit under the ministry of the Word of God preached.
In the first chapter, Al Mohler says, Evangelical pastors commonly state that biblical preaching is the hallmark of their calling. Nevertheless, a careful observer might come to a very different conclusion. The priority of preaching is simply not evident in far too many churches. The assumption throughout the entire book is that preaching is a much neglected activity in the American church today. The book is a call to preach. It is a challenge to every pastor to preach the Word.
In the second chapter, the late James M. Boice writes about the foolishness of preaching. The point of the chapter is that the practice and the message of preaching seem foolish. He is saying that the act of preaching is seen as pointless to many in and out of the church, that the message of preaching seems like foolishness to those who do not believe in the truth of the gospel.
The remaining chapters are just as compelling as the first two. The book is a timely remedy for the current trend in the American church away from biblical preaching. The book is a wonderful reminder of the importance of preaching and its different aspects. When writing about preaching to the heart, Sinclair B. Ferguson said, a leading characteristic of preaching to the heart will be the humbling, indeed, the prostration of hearts before the majesty of God on high. This is just one example of the timely reminders contained in this book. This book is a must read for every pastor. Brad Keller, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
This is the most compelling plea to restore preaching to its time-honored status that I have ever read. This book deserves to be read and reread to light the fire of passion and conviction for all who would publicly proclaim, Thus says the Lord.
This book combines the wisdom and experience of a number of the foremost preachers of the present day. If it is received as it ought to be, we may yet see a mighty change for good in the current spiritual scene. I hope it will be widely read.
"Feed My Sheep is not only a passionate plea for preaching, but also a thorough review of what constitutes good preaching. Every minister of Gods Word will profit from prayerfully reading this book."
"Here some of this generations most skilled shepherds provide passionate explanations of the priority and power of preaching Gods Word so that it is a feast for Christs sheep."
"There are a lot of books on preaching today, but not many good onesthis one is good. The subjects covered (and the accents of the authors as well) commend this volume to the minister and seminary studentand, indeed, to the church member who wants to learn what a real preaching ministry looks like, and who wants that for his church and from his pastor. It is spiritually challenging and topically pertinent."
"There has never been a greater need for good preaching, and this book will help. In it some of the best preachers I know share their passion for preaching biblical, practical, expositional sermons that inform the mind and touch the heart. Feed My Sheep will be a tremendous help to anyone learning to preach and will provide real refreshment for anyone in the gospel ministry."
"When I was in seminary, my homiletics professor encouraged us to set a lifetime goal of reading at least one book each year on preaching. If you can read only one book this year on preaching, make it Feed My Sheep. Students and experienced preachers alike can find both timely and timeless teaching here. Feed My Sheep is simply one of the best books on preaching to come along in years."