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Preaching and Teaching with Imagination: The Quest for Biblical Ministry
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Preaching and Teaching with Imagination: The Quest for Biblical Ministry


Baker 1994

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This innovative book is about preaching and teaching the Word of God in a new and exciting way. Its main premise is that biblical preaching is far more than the proclamation of Bible truth. Warren Wiersbe writes from the perspective of a preacher, writer, and occasional seminary instructor who grew weary of “bringing skeletons into the pulpit and producing cadavers in the pews.” He urges preachers to start communicating God’s truth the way he communicated it to us in his Word—with imagination!

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Key Features

  • Discusses what it means to preach with imagination
  • Teaches the reader what it takes to be a more effective preacher
  • Examines true biblical preaching


  • I. Imagination and Life
    • The Tale of Two Preachers
    • What Hushai Knew: People
    • What Hushai Knew: The World around Him
    • What Hushai Knew: Words
    • Preacher, Tell Me a Story
    • Skeletons in the Pulpit, Cadavers in the Pews
    • The Hidden Destroyers
    • The Mystery of Metaphor
  • II. Imagination and Scripture
    • Pictures in the Pentateuch
    • Pictures in the Historical Books
    • Pictures in the Poetical Books
    • Pictures in the Prophets
    • Jesus, the Master Teacher/Preacher
    • Pictures in the Book of Acts
    • Pictures of the Church
    • Pictures in the Apocalypse
  • III. Imagination and Biblical Preaching
    • If You Don’t Talk to Your Bible, Your Bible Might Not Talk to You
    • Taking Things Apart and Putting Things Together
    • Imagination and Biographical Preaching
    • Imagination and Comfort
    • Messages for Special Days
    • Imagination, Humor, and Preaching
    • Imagination and Evangelistic Preaching
    • Imagination and Creativity
    • Preaching the Bible Biblically
  • Appendix A—Questions Preachers and Teachers Ask
  • Appendix B—A Short History of the Imagination
  • Appendix C—Imagination and Myth

Product Details

  • Title: Preaching and Teaching with Imagination: The Quest for Biblical Ministry
  • Authors: Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 400

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.