"I read Walter Brueggemann and it makes me want to preach. If a text feels lifeless or heavy in my hands, I hear his scratchy, adamant voice and I listen anew for the voice of God. I defy you to read these words and not long to love God and God's people and God's world more profoundly."
- Publisher Fortress Press
- Format Paperback
- ISBN 9781506458557
- eBook ISBN 9781506458564
- Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
- Pages 250
- Publication Date May 7, 2019
Jason Byassee, Vancouver School of Theology
"Christians often preach the Old Testament all too poorly. This book invites us to a better way for life, faithfulness, and well-being for the church and for all people."
Adam Nicholas Phillips, Christ Church Portland
"With a scholar's wisdom and a pastor's heart, Walter Brueggemann shares his magisterial reflections on the Old Testament in order to help preachers develop transformative sermons that are faithful to the text and the gospel. Pastors already familiar with his scholarship will appreciate his desire to show how it directly intersects with the task of preaching, while those encountering his work for the first time will quickly learn why he has long been regarded as one of the church's most important thinkers."
Phil Snider, Brentwood Community Church
"The Old Testament is often ignored by the church and those who preach from its pulpits. In Preaching from the Old Testament, Brueggemann challenges this disregard in his trademark fashion as the conscious of our time. His theological insight and practical tools for preaching are invaluable; after reading this book, there won't be any more excuses not to preach from the Old Testament."
Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, William Jessup University