Can a sermon reach beyond the hour it is presented? Does our world still have a place for sermons? Are we in an era that despises sermonizing-an age in which the ego is often fed with advice to look within yourself for truth? Arthur O. Roberts puts these questions and doubts to rest. Throughout the fifty sermons and addresses in The Sacred Ordinary, you'll find soaring idealistic reflections alongside down-to-earth, practical advice, followed by plain-speaking poetic verse, writes Corey Beals in the foreword. The Sacred Ordinary, a celebration of nearly forty years of public ministry, brings together pulpit and pen, offering the eyes what was previously presented to the ears. As a reader you get to set your own pace. Study, probe, contemplate, pray, and discuss. Listen carefully for God's message and be prepared to respond. Look for ways to encounter the sacred in the ordinary.