Classic Works on Preaching and Sermon-Writing provides preachers with a complete study collection that gives them seasoned reflections on the art of preaching from distinguished ministers. Practical tips, guides for style and delivery, and advice for maintaining a biblical focus accompany each volume.
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The Preacher and His Sermon demonstrates the inseparable link between the preaching and personality. In five lectures, J. Paterson Smyth shows how the preachers personality affects various aspects of preaching, including holding the listener’s interest, maintaining an emotional appeal, and navigating sermon mechanics. Originally delivered as a series lectures, Smyth’s work provides wisdom from his years of ministerial experience.
J. Paterson Smyth (1852–1932) was professor of pastoral theology at the University of Dublin and an Anglican priest. He held multiple pastoral positions in Ireland and Canada, and was archdeacon of Montreal. Known for his accessible and engaging communication style, he gripped audiences with his preaching and authored more than 20 books, selling nearly one million copies during his life. His most popular titles include The Divine Library: Suggestions How to Read the Bible, The Gospel of the Hereafter, and The Story of St. Paul's Life and Letters.
Sermon construction is a daunting task, especially for young ministers. In Preaching and Sermon Construction, seasoned minister Paul Bull offers students a way to avoid the pitfalls while navigating the path between a sermon in the study and a sermon in the pulpit.
Paul B. Bull (1864–1942) was an Anglican priest and prolific author. His works include, The Economics of the Kingdom of God, Instructions on the Atonement, and The Spirit of Wisdom, Love, and Power.
Evangelistic Preaching: With Sermon Outlines and Talks to Children and Young People
Evangelistic Preaching presents the age-old call to preach the gospel with a refreshed vision for the modern world. Highlighting the unique context of early twentieth century society, Ozora Davis argues that though the gospel has not changed, the methods and manners of its delivery must take account of its context. Emphasizing the need for social and evangelistic components in preaching, Davis re-frames the concept of the sermon in a distinctively modern way. Supplementary materials include sermon outlines and discussions of sermons for children and special events. Modern readers will find Davis’ advice helpful for contemporary society as his questions emphasize the translation of the gospel into a rapidly changing culture.
Ozora S. Davis (1866–1931) was professor and president of Chicago Theological Seminary. A leading New Testament scholar, he was a well-known evangelist who emphasized the social call of the gospel.
Manual of Sacred Rhetoric; Or, How to Prepare a Sermon
Intended as an introductory guide to the preparation of sermons, Bernard Fenney’s Manual of Sacred Rhetoric instructs students in the basic components of the sermon. Emphasizing personal character, wide study, spiritual preparation, and practice of mechanics, this volume provides a comprehensive treatment of the preacher’s task.
Bernard Feeney was professor of pastoral theology and spiritual director at Saint Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he served as professor at the Benedictine College of Mount Angel and at Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary. Ordained as a Roman Catholic priest early in his career, he served in Catholic higher education for more than 50 years.
On Sermon Preparation: Recollections and Suggestions
Preaching is a timeless art, and mastery of it requires a lifetime of study and practice. In On Sermon Preparation: Recollections and Suggestions leading ministers provide detailed reflections on the task.