How Shall They Preach: The Lyman Beecher Lectures and Five Lenten Sermons

by Gardner Taylor

Progressive Baptist Publishing House, 1977

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The Practices of Christian Preaching: Essentials for Effective Proclamation

by Jared Alcantara

Baker Academic, 2019

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Preaching God’s Grand Drama

by Ahmi Lee

Baker Academic, 2019

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Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery

by Greg Heisler

B&H Academic, revised 2019

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Say It! Celebrating Expository Preaching in the African-American Tradition

by Eric C. Redmond

Moody Publishers, 2020

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Blue-Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World

by Otis Moss III

Westminster John Knox Press, 2015

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Meditations on Preaching

Author: Francis James Grimké

Publisher: Log College Press, 2018

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Beautiful Light: Religious Meaning in Film

Author: Anker, Roy M.

Publisher: Eerdmans, 2017

The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

Author: Visser, Edward C.

Publisher: WestBow Press, 2017


Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists

Author: Plantinga, Cornelius

Publisher: Eerdmans, 2013

In Reading for Preaching Cornelius Plantinga makes a striking claim: preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers.  Plantinga — himself a master preacher — shows how a wide reading program can benefit preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language — his or her primary tool. General reading can enlarge the preacher’s sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise.

Actuality: Real Life Stories for Sermons that Matter

Author: Hoezee, Scott

Publisher: Abingdon Press, 2014

Preachers need stories. Stories, examples, and illustrations bring sermons to life.  Learn how to find those stories and how to use them.

Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension

Author: Canlis, Julie

Publisher: Eerdmans, 2010

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