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The Sacred Anointing: The Preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Sacred Anointing: The Preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. By Tony Sargent. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994. 344 pages. Paper, $13.99.   In The Sacred Anointing Tony Sargent bucks two prevailing trends in homiletics. First, he takes a biographical appr... Read More »

Preaching that Connects: Using the Techniques of Journalists to Add Impact to Your Sermons

Preaching that Connects. By Mark Galli and Craig Brian Larson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994- 159 pages. Paper, $10.99.   Modern preachers compete with journalists, novelists, and others for the attention of people. When listeners compare se... Read More »

Prepare to Meet the Lion: The Message of Amos

Introduction Amos’s word fell upon eighth-century Israel the way a hon attacks its prey. When the people were enjoying a period of relative peace in international affairs and economic prosperity at home, Amos sang their funeral song. “Fallen, no mo... Read More »

Listen Up People! The Lion Has Roared: A Study of Amos 1-2

Introduction The words of the Lord through the prophet Amos have teeth in them. They are the words of a lion (Amos 1:2; 3:8). Majestic and regal, this awesome predator roamed the hills of ancient Palestine, inspiring kings, devouring sheep, killing shepherds, ... Read More »

Amos: The Man and His Times

Introduction In the middle of the eighth century B.C.E., God interrupted the pastoral life of Amos and called him to prophesy to the northern kingdom of Israel. Amos heard the roar of Yahweh (Amos 1:2) and echoed that roar across the cities and cult centers of... Read More »

Preaching from Amos

Treat your congregation to a series of sermons from the prophet Amos. You will find seven of his sermons in the book that carries his name. You and your people will be amazed at how contemporary the message of this eighth-century prophet sounds to twentieth-ce... Read More »

Creativity in Preaching

Creativity in Preaching. By J. Grant Howard. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1987. 112 pages. Paper, $6.95.   You can be a creative preacher. In order to be creative, says Howard, “take the things that have been created and use them in new and differen... Read More »

A Rhetorical Reading of Galatians

Introduction In the history of interpretation few documents in the New Testament have provoked more discussion, or have influenced the shape of Christian theology more than Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Since Luther, this document has played a central ... Read More »

Homiletical Handbook

Homiletical Handbook. By Donald L. Hamilton. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1992. 207 pages. Paper, $14.95.   Everything you need to know about homiletics in one volume? Not quite. Hamilton, by design, does not treat the personal life of the preacher or the subj... Read More »

Calvin’s Preaching

Calvin’s Preaching. By T.H.L. Parker. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.202 pages. Paper, $22.99.   This book grew out of Parker’s role as editor of Isaiah 30-41 for Supplementa Calviniana, Calvin’s manuscript sermons. He includ... Read More »

Pew Rights: For People Who Listen to Sermons

Pew Rights: For People Who Listen to Sermons. By Roger E. Van Harn. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1992. 162 pages. Hardcover, $14.95.   Van Harn serves as pastor of Grace Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids. This book affirms that such things as pew rig... Read More »

Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized

Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized. By William H. Willimon. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1992.124 pages. Paper, $10.95.   This book grew out of a series of lectures given at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, Austin, Texas, 1991. It underscores the impo... Read More »

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