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Eerdmans Preaching Resources Collection (9 vols.)
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Overview

The Eerdmans Preaching Resources Collection (9 vols.) is full of material to help preachers and teachers more effectively communicate the Gospel to their congregations. The collection includes five volumes from preaching professor Sidney Greidanus that focus on communicating the gospel through the Old Testament. Richard F. Ward and David J. Trobisch discuss the oral tradition of the New Testament in Bringing the Word to Life. Cornelius Plantinga Jr. argues for the benefits of a well-read preacher in Reading for Preaching. With a focus on bringing the whole Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to the church, this collection will be an essential addition to the libraries of preachers, teachers, and those interested in applying the whole Bible to their lives.

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Key Features

  • Emphasizes preaching the whole Bible and the difficult passages of the Old Testament
  • Includes five volumes on expository preaching from preaching professor Sidney Greidanus
  • Examines oral tradition in the New Testament

Individual Titles

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 391

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Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers do both simultaneously. Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

Sidney Greidanus makes a major contribution to modern preaching with this work. . . . A great resource tool for sermon preparation. . . . Greidanus achieves a scholarly work, but one that is filled with great insight and integrity.

Ministries Today

[This book} has wonderful insights and is written in a splendid way. This would be the kind of book most pastors ought to read. It gives a clear theological outline of a problem that plagues the modern church—failure to give credence to the Scripture from which Jesus himself preached.

Clergy Journal

Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Preaching Christ from Genesis: Foundations from Expository Sermons

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 536

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Preaching from Genesis offers solid, practical, homiletical fare. Greidanus analyzes twenty-three Genesis narratives and presents the rhetorical structures and other tropes of each narrative. He also explores various ways of preaching Christ from each narrative and offers sermons exposition and commentary in oral style.

A book for every preacher’s library. Not only will it help you preach many Christ-centered sermons on Genesis, but also its repetition of fundamental insights and skills will help you develop homiletical muscle memory that will hopefully transform you from workman to an artisan, from a duffer to a tiger.

Calvin Theological Journal

Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes: Foundations for Expository Sermons

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 360

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As Sidney Greidanus points out, the biblical book of Ecclesiastes is especially relevant for our contemporary culture because it confronts such secular enticements as materialism, hedonism, cut-throat competition, and self-sufficiency. But how can preachers best convey the ancient Teacher’s message to congregations today? A respected expert in both hermeneutics and homiletics, Greidanus does preachers a great service here by providing the foundations for a series of expository sermons on Ecclesiastes. He walks students and preachers through the steps from text to sermon for all of the book’s fifteen major literary units, explores various ways to move from Ecclesiastes to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, and offers insightful expositions that help the preacher in sermon production but omit the theoretical and often impractical discussions in many commentaries.

One of those rare volumes that should be read by all preachers who take the task of interpretation and proclamation with great seriousness.

Preaching

[This book] will help preachers develop homiletical muscle memory that will transform them from workmen into artisans.

Calvin Theological Journal

Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Preaching Christ from Daniel: Foundations for Expository Sermons

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 456

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In Preaching Christ from Daniel Sidney Greidanus shows preachers and teachers how to prepare expository messages from the six narratives and four visions in the book of Daniel. Using the most up-to-date biblical scholarship, Greidanus addresses foundational issues such as the date of composition, the author(s) and original audience of the book, its overall message and goal, and various ways of preaching Christ from Daniel. Throughout his book Greidanus puts God’s sovereignty, providence, and coming kingdom front and center.

Each chapter contains building blocks for constructing expository sermons and lessons, including useful information on the context, themes, and goals of each literary unit, links between Daniel and the New Testament, and how to formulate a sermon theme and goal.

Preaching from the Old Testament is crucial for the church but often neglected. After all, it is difficult to know how the Old Testament relates to the gospel of Christ, which is the heart of the Christian faith. Many pastors struggle with the Old Testament, and seminaries often do an inadequate job preparing their students in this area. For those who need help, Sidney Greidanus is an excellent teacher as he exposits the book of Daniel and carefully guides us to proper preaching of its important message, showing us how it leads us to Jesus Christ.

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Bringing the Word to Life: Engaging the New Testament through Performing It

  • Author: Richard F. Ward and David J. Trobisch
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 124

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The New Testament books were written to be read aloud. The original audiences of these texts would have been unfamiliar with our current practice of reading silently and processing with our eyes rather than our ears. Richard F. Ward and David J. Trobisch argue that we can learn much about the New Testament through performing it ourselves. Bringing the Word to Life walks the reader through what we know about the culture of performance in the first and second centuries, what it took to perform an early New Testament manuscript, the benefits of performance for teaching, and practical suggestions for exploring New Testament texts through performance today.

Bringing the Word to Life is a singularly valuable study of performance as criticism. . . . Ward and Trobisch commend to us a reception of the Holy Scriptures as living literature that moves the human heart to tears and laughter, empathy and compassion, and, not least, faith. Further, they encourage recapture of the nearly lost art of memorization.

Charles L. Bartow, Carl and Helen Egner Professor of Speech Communication in Ministry Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary

Richard F. Ward is Fred B. Craddock Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary. He is the author of Speaking of the Holy: The Art of Communication in Preaching.

David J. Trobisch is internationally recognized as a scholar for his work on Paul’s letters, the formation of the Christian Bible, and biblical manuscripts.

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

  • Author: Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 147

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In Reading for Preaching Cornelius Plantinga claims preachers who read widely will most likely become better preachers. He argues that 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 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.

Jesus once said we are to love God with all our mind—I know of no one who does this better than Neal Plantinga. He seems to be incapable of crafting an uninteresting or unedifying sentence. To be able to learn from him how to stock a mind for greater preaching is beyond price. Whatever this book costs, it’s not enough.

John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Plantinga’s sympathetic understanding of the preacher’s ‘daunting task,’ combined with his concrete guidance for enhancing homiletic skill, makes this a valuable resource for new and veteran preachers alike.

Publishers Weekly

Cornelius Plantinga Jr. is president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary and senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

We Have Heard that God Is With You: Preaching the Old Testament

  • Author: Rein Bos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 400

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We Have Heard That God Is with You gives pastors a creative and innovative “grammar” to preach the Old Testament in a Christian context. Bos offers multiple examples from American sermons to illustrate how his model can be used in sermon preparation and how it can serve the practice of preaching. Each chapter is a rich meal for the busy preacher looking for creative, relevant options for sermons that are faithful to Scripture.

Rein Bos has produced a rare book on preaching from the Old Testament. Brimming with wisdom, Christian spirituality, and his evident love for the very texture of God’s Word, this work is nothing less than a tour de force.

—Richard Lischer, James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching, Duke Divinity School

Rein Bos is senior pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands

Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: Application of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching

  • Author: Graeme Goldsworthy
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 288

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While strong, gospel-centered preaching abounds, many Christian pastors and lay preachers find it difficult to preach meaningfully from the Old Testament. This practical handbook offers help. Graeme Goldsworthy teaches the basics of preaching the whole Bible in a consistently Christ-centered way. Goldsworthy first examines the Bible, biblical theology, and preaching and shows how they relate in the preparation of Christ-centered sermons. He then applies the biblical-theological method to the various types of literature found in the Bible, drawing out their contributions to expository preaching focused on the person and work of Christ.

A solid contribution to the challenge of preaching Christ from the Old Testament.

—Sidney Greidanus, professor emeritus of preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary

Graeme Goldsworthy is lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology, and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia.

The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature

  • Author: Sidney Greidanus
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 390

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A fusion of biblical hermeneutics and homiletics, this thorough and well-researched book offers a holistic contemporary approach to the interpretation and preaching of biblical texts, using scholarly tools and focusing on literary features. Greidanus develops hermeneutical and homiletical principles and then applies them to four specific genres: Hebrew narratives, prophetic literature, the Gospels, and the Epistles.

Preachers seeking a solid and helpful consideration of hermeneutics in service of preaching will greet The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text with great enthusiasm. Sidney Greidanus has produced one of those rare volumes which should be read by all preachers who take the task of interpretation and proclamation with great seriousness.

Preaching

For students who desire to see how their theological studies can come together at the point of preaching or for pastors who feel the need for an update on the biblical, hermeneutical, and homiletical currents of our day, this volume is enlightening and useful.

Homiletic

Sidney Greidanus is professor emeritus of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Product Details

  • Title: Eerdmans Preaching Resources Collection
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 3,092