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What books on preaching and preperation have you enjoyed?

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by 4His_glory, May 8, 2006.

  1. 4His_glory

    4His_glory New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
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    I was not sure if I should post this in the books and publicatisons section or here, but this is geared to a rather specific group- those involved in puplit ministry.

    What books on sermon preperation, and preaching have you enjoyed.

    Here are some of mine:

    Preaching and Preachers- D. Martyn Lloyd Jones

    The Art of Preaching OT Narrative- Steven Matthewson

    Preaching with Passion- Alex Montoya

    Preaching that Changes Lives- Michael Faberez

    Using Illustrations to preach with Power- Paul Chapell

    NT Exposition- Liefield

    Two classics:
    Spurgeons Lectures to my Students and Brodasus' Preperation and Delivery of Sermons.
  2. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2003
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    Here are mine:

    * Rediscovering Expository Preaching by MacArthur

    * Annointed Expository Preaching by Stephen and David Olford

    * Between Two Worlds by Stott

    * Preaching and Preachers by Lloyd-Jones

    * NT Exposition by Liefield

    * Lectures to My Students by Spurgeon

    * Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson

    * The Passion Driven Sermon by Jim Shaddix
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Annointed Expository Preaching - Olford

    Lecture to my students - Spurgeon

    Teaching on Preaching - Jack Hyles

    In the Outlook (The Magazine of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)-Fall Edition 2005
    In it there is a good article entitled "Expository Preaching our mandate & Mission"

    It s not a book But Dr. David Allen preached a good message at the pastors conferenece in Jacksonville Fl (FBC Jacksonville) this year on expository preaching. It can be ordered by call the churchs audio ministry. Well worth the effort.
  4. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

    Oct 30, 2000
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    Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd Jones (Excellent overview)

    Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson (Probably the contemporary gold-standard)

    The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper (another good overview)

    Preaching to the Glory of God by Alistair Begg (Another good overview)

    On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons by Broadus (editions 1-3 - the most recent one is not as good) (Maybe the best ever!)

    Preparing Expository Sermons by Ramesh Richard (Excellent on interpreting the text as the foundation for preaching)

    Between Two Worlds by John Stott (Practical yet inspiring)

    Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chappel (Wrestles with the question of making Christ the focus of every sermon)

    Power in the Pulpit by Jerry Vines (Overall treatment from a master preacher)

    Preaching that Changes Lives by Michael Fabarez (Excellent on contemporary preaching)

    Pulpit Speech and Preaching with Purpose by Jay Adams (Very practical)

    Speaking God's Words by Peter Adam (Excellent on the "why" we preach)

    Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon (Nuff said!)

    A Guide to Biblical Preaching by James Cox (Helpful nuggets)

    Preaching for Today by Clyde Fant (Very helpful on delivery)

    The Dynamics of Preaching by Warren Wiersbe (Great overview)

    The Preacher and Preaching edited by Samuel Logan (Excellent compilation of essays that are practical and provoking)

    Handbook of Contemporary Preaching edited by Michael Duduit (Very practical)

    The Anatomy of Preaching by David Larsen (Great motivator)

    Preparing to Preach by Bill Whittaker (As practical as you can get)

    Planning Your Preaching by Stephen Rummage (Great modern work on planning our pulpit calendar)

    Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text by Sidney Griedanus (Excellent on preaching the various text genres faithfully)

    A Beginner's Guide to Expository Preaching by Stephen McQuoid (Excellent first book)

    Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture by Graeme Goldsworthy (Another good one on preaching Christ from all of Scripture faithfully)
  5. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2003
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    I forgot a few on my list:

    * Preaching with Bold Assurance by York and Decker

    * Preparing Expository Sermons by Ramesh Richard

    * The Supremacy of God in Preaching by Piper
  6. Rhetorician

    Rhetorician Active Member
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    Feb 1, 2005
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    I agree that John A. Broadus' volume "A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons" is one of the best volumes in American preaching history and application?

    Do you have any idea why it was so good even until today (and I agree with your assessment that the fisrt three are the best!)? It was built on the classic Rhetoric of Aristotle, Augustine, Cicicro, Quintillian, etc.

    I just happen to be in the middle of a writing project where I am the co-editor of a volume of Broadus' lasting legacy from the many vantage points of his life.

    I would be glad to talk to anyone online, or offline, or PM about Broadus. Let me know.


  7. blackbird

    blackbird Administrator

    Feb 21, 2002
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    Anointed Expository Preaching by Stephen Olford

    Broadus' "Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons"
  8. Joseph_Botwinick

    Joseph_Botwinick <img src=/532.jpg>Banned

    Nov 12, 2000
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    I have only read one book about preaching and preparation, but I thought it was really good: Steps to the Sermon by Al Fasol.

    I might have to check some of these others out sometime when I get time, though.

    Joseph Botwinick