"This little book is written for ordinary ministers who preach regularly to ordinary people in ordinary places... Most of us preach in gatherings that are smaller than we would wish and tougher than we might have hoped when we entered pastoral ministry... There is a voice on our shoulders who whispers as we prepare, and then as we preach, ‘Is it really worth it?"—From the Introduction.
Christopher Ash tells us that it is worth it. More than that, he sets out a charter for preaching that draws from the very roots of the Old Testament—showing us that nothing in the world is more worthwhile—for preaching is God's strategy to rebuild a broken world.
- Guides to effective, Spirit-led sermon preparation
- Techniques for preaching that promotes church growth and vitality
Praise for the Print Edition
All in all I found this short book to be as helpful as anything that I've read in a long while on expository preaching. I commend it warmly to all.
—Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Above all, I want to encourage us to our desks, our prayer, our preparation, and our love for people, with a new spring in our steps as we labor at loving people by preaching to them week by week. My prayer is that this book will encourage the discouraged preacher to persevere with fresh zeal and enthusiasm, because I have convinced you that this Sunday men and women can hear the voice of the living God from your mouth.
—Christopher Ash, Director, Cornhill Training Course, London
- Title: Priority of Preaching
- Author: Christopher Ash
- Publisher: Christian Focus
- Publication Date: 2012
- Pages: 128
About Christopher Ash
Christopher Ash is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church and Director of the Cornhill Training Course, a one-year course designed to provide Bible-handling and practical ministry skills to those exploring their future role in Christian work.