A good biographical example can captivate listeners and impart a strong message. But many times these effective examples are hard to find, requiring in-depth research and more time than a busy pastor or teacher can spare.
Internationally known writer and former pastor Warren W. Wiersbe offers a valuable resource for effective sermon and lecture preparation. Opening up the lives of Bible heroes and heroines—from the well-known names such as Abraham and Jeremiah to the lesser-known Demas and Zedekiah—Wiersbe presents a wealth of helpful information in an encyclopedic format that’s easy to read and easy to implement. Each entry includes a description of the context in which that person lived as well as how they related to others and to God. Quotes from respected Bible scholars demonstrate how these biographies have captivated audiences around the world.
Exploring Bible biographies is a perennial teaching technique. Through the lives of biblical characters, listeners and students can experience life change through their example. With Bible Personalities as your guide, you will discover how to deliver a message that will resonate with you to the core.
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- Contains inspiration to renew strength and purpose
- Provides material well suited for sermons
- Includes over 50 different biographies of influential people in biblical history
- Part 1 The Biographical Sermon
- Biographical Preaching Is Important
- Biographical Preaching Is Serious
- Biographical Preaching Requires a Prepared Preacher
- Biographical Preaching Demands Thorough Preparation
- Preaching a Biographical Series
- Part 2 Resources for the Biographical Sermon
- Richard Trench (1807–1886)
- Aaron and Hur
- Ananias and Sapphira
- And many more . . .
- Title: Bible Personalities: A Treasury of Insights for Personal Growth and Ministry
- Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
- Publisher: Baker
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 208
About Warren W. Wiersbe
Warren W. Wiersbe, the “pastor’s pastor,” is a noted scholar and theologian. He is the author or editor of more than 160 books; he is most-known for his popular “Be” Series. Wiersbe has served as a director of The Literature Division for Youth for Christ International; speaker on the Songs in the Night radio program; professor of practical theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; chairman of the board of the Slavic Gospel Association; writer in residence at Cornerstone University; and distinguished professor of preaching at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Today his primary ministry is serving others through writing.