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Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition

, 2006
ISBN: 9781441255891


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The challenge of contemporary preaching is packaging a message that holds the attention and touches the hearts of those who listen—while offering biblical substance in the process. Many preachers long to bring exposition and narrative together in a style that leads to transcendent moments. Calvin Miller has preached and equipped preachers for decades. In Preaching, he offers a volume of helpful insights for pastors and homiletics students to deliver the heart of the Gospel via the Jesus-approved vessel of compelling storytelling.

The Logos edition of this work on preaching is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your digital library.

  • Explores the combination of expository and narrative preaching
  • Discusses how to preach attention-grabbing sermons
  • Part 1: Analysis: The Exegesis of All Things
    • Who’s Talking? Exegeting the Preacher
    • Who’s Out There? Exegeting the Audience
    • Whadda Ya Hear Me Sayin’? Exegeting the Sermon
    • So What’s to Be Done Now? Exegeting the Call of the Sermon
  • Part 2: Writing the Sermon
    • Dealing with the Text: Title, Theme, Pacing, and Preparing
    • Digging for Treasure: The Art of Exegesis
    • Imaging the Argument: Developing the Art of Writing the Story
  • Part 3: Preaching the Sermon
    • Style: Delivering the Sermon
    • The Sermon Journey: Text and Altar
One of our best preachers and writers tells us what he does best—and why and how.

Eugene Peterson, pastor, scholar, and author

Miller comes as a master storyteller to teach us how to tell the Gospel to a generation thirsting for narratives to explain our world.

Bryan Chapell, chancellor, Covenant Theological Seminary

[This book] can change your preaching for a lifetime.

Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

  • Title: Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition
  • Author: Calvin Miller
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 2006
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Preaching
  • ISBNs: 9781441255891, 9780801012907
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-04-24T16:47:01Z

Calvin Miller (1936-2012) was a professor at Beeson Divinity School. The beloved author of more than forty books, Miller was also well known as a poet, artist, novelist and speaker. His later works included Preaching (Baker), O Shepherd Where Art Thou? (Broadman Holman) and Conversations with Jesus (Harvest House). He summed up his rule of life in four words: "Time is a gift."


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  1. Dustin DeJong

    Dustin DeJong


    I love Miller's narrative approach to preaching and ministry. In fact, his thoughts on the pastorate in general are very helpful. Note: this is not a book on preaching sermons from narrative texts of the bible, but about preaching as a master story teller.


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