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Best Advice for Preaching

Author: 
John S. McClure (Editor)
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Description

A bright new resource for the working preacher, Best Advice for Preaching garners the preaching wisdom of America's most outstanding preachers and homileticians.

A collaborative effort of twenty- seven seasoned preachers, men and women from a variety of religious traditions and ethnic backgrounds, this indispensable guidebook is designed to improve all phases of the practice of preaching. The authors freely share their experiences and wisdom on a host of topics such as the initial call to preach, discipline, study patterns, conveying a message, using the lectionary, coordinating with the church year and other calendars, preaching sermon series, illustrating sermons, keeping notes and files, how to organize material, polishing the sermon, delivery, coordinating worship, feedback, and assembling a good preacher's library. Participants in this project include:
  • Joanna Adams
  • Ronald J. Allen
  • Arthur P. Boers
  • Charles Bugg
  • -Walter Burghardt
  • John R. Claypool
  • William Sloane Coffin
  • -Fred Craddock
  • Mitties de Champlain
  • Virgilio Elizondo
  • Lowell Erdahl
  • James H. Harris
  • April Larson
  • Thomas G. Long
  • Craig A. Loscalzo
  • Barbara Lundblad
  • John S. McClure
  • Robin Meyers
  • Henry H. Mitchell
  • David H. C. Read
  • Thomas E. Ridenhour
  • Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Leonora Tubbs Tisdale
  • Thomas H. Troeger
  • John Vannorsdall
  • William H. Willimon
  • J. Philip Wogaman
ISBN: 
9780800629977
Price: 
$18.00
Release date: 
February 2, 1998
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Table of Contents

    Contributors
    Preface

  1. The Calling of the Preacher
    Leonora Tubbs Tisdale

  2. Getting a Message
    Ronald J. Allen

  3. Patterns in Sermons
    Thomas G. Long

  4. Collecting Supportive Material
    William H. Willimon

  5. Organizing Material
    John S. McClure

    Polishing the Sermon
    Henery H. Mitchell

  6. What to Do while Preaching
    Mitties McDonald de Champlain

  7. Coordinating with the Rest of the Service
    Thomas H. Troeger

  8. Feedback
    Craig A. Loscalzo

  9. Essential Resources for Preaching
    Thomas E. Ridenhour