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Classic Studies on Preaching and Sermon-Writing Upgrade (8 vols.)



The Classic Studies on Preaching and Sermon-Writing Upgrade provides preachers with even more resources for a complete study collection—providing seasoned reflections on the art of preaching from distinguished ministers. In these volumes are practical tips, guides for style and delivery, and advice for maintaining a biblical focus. Drawing from a variety of traditions and surveying the work of some of Christian history’s greatest preachers, this collection is an invaluable tool for anyone who proclaims the gospel.

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Key Features

  • Guides preachers through basic sermon construction and preparation
  • Supplies practical tips for style development and biblical focus
  • Provides extended reflections from seasoned ministers

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Studies on Preaching and Sermon-Writing Upgrade
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 2,021
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Preaching Resources

Individual Titles

Expository Preaching Plans and Methods

  • Author: Frederick Brotherton Meyer
  • Publisher: George H. Doran Company
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 147

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Baptist preacher Frederick Brotherton Meyer writes under the conviction that only expository preaching of the Bible “resists the wear and tear of time in a long pastorate with its steady and unceasing demand for sermons, week in, week out, which feed and nourish and inspire the flock.” Meyer defines and defends expository preaching, and examines how Jesus preached out of Scripture. This volume is a valuable resource for both the young and experienced preacher.

Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847–1929) was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England. He was educated at Brighton College, University of London, and Regent’s Park College. Meyer was well known for his friendship with Dwight L. Moody, and became involved with ministry work on both sides of the Atlantic. Upon his death he was described as “the archbishop of the Free Churches.”

Heralds of God

  • Author: James S. Stewart
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Pages: 232

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Named best preacher of the twentieth-century by Preaching Magazine, James Stewart wrote books on preaching that “have inspired tens of thousands of preachers to strive for greater effectiveness in their proclamation of God’s Word.” Heralds of God is perhaps Stewart’s best known work, and stresses the role of the preacher as proclaimer of “the mighty acts of God,” not a propagator of ideals, opinions, or parties. Stewart presents a clear picture of the preacher’s world, theme, study, technique, and inner life.

James S. Stewart (1896–1990) was a minister of the Church of Scotland, and an instructor of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh. Preaching Magazine named Stewart the best preacher of the twentieth century, and he wrote prolifically on the art of preaching.

How to Prepare Sermons and Gospel Addresses

  • Author: William Evans
  • Publisher: The Bible Institute Colportage Ass’n
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 183

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In a conversational tone, William Evans lays out a strategy for delivering addresses ranging from brief gospel readings to full sermons intended for all experience levels. Evans includes several outlines illustrating his sermon construction method.

William Evans (1870–1950) is also the author of What Every Christian Should Believe, The Great Doctrines of the Bible, Personal Soul-Winning, and many other works.

Preaching and Teaching according to S. Augustine

  • Editors: William James Vashon Baker and Cyril Bickersteth
  • Publisher: A.R. Mowbray & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 191

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The gospel has been preached over hundreds of years in many ways to a myriad of cultures. In this volume, W.J. Vashon Baker and Cyril Bickersteth examine Augustine’s writings on teaching and preaching. They provide a new translation of book IV of On Christian Doctrine, and encourage clergy to learning to fill their primary office as teacher with the wisdom of Augustine, a master of the art of preaching.

William James Vashon Baker was rector of Brandesburton and a fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge.

Cyril Bickersteth (1858–1936) was vicar of St. Paul’s, Pudsey, Leeds.

Thoughts on Preaching

  • Author: James W. Alexander
  • Publisher: Ogle and Murray and Oliver Boyd
  • Publication Date: 1864
  • Pages: 350

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James M. Alexander spent three decades preaching before an early death. This volume contains his notes on homiletics theory made throughout his life, and compiled after his death. It contains a history of preaching, letters to young preachers, and comments on various types of preaching.

James Waddel Alexander (1804–1859) was an American Presbyterian minister and theologian and the son of Archibald Alexander. He was professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres in the College of New Jersey, and pastor of Duane Street Presbyterian Church, New York—later known as the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The Young Preacher's Manual: A Collection of Treatises on Preaching

  • Editor: Ebenezer Porter
  • Publisher: Jonathan Leavitt
  • Publication Date: 1829
  • Pages: 428

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Collecting several key classics on homiletics, this volume is full of time-tested wisdom for the preaching pastor.


  • Dialogues on the Eloquence of the Pulpit by M. Fenelon
  • Extract from a Latter to the French Academy by M. Fenelon
  • Essay on the Composition of a Sermon by John Claude
  • Thoughts on the Composition and Delivery of a Sermon by G. Gregory
  • Letter on the Art of Preaching by M. Reybaz
  • Baxter’s Reformed Pastor

Ebenezer Porter was president of the Andover Theological Seminary.

Essay on the Composition and Delivery of a Sermon

  • Author: Jean Frederic Ostervald
  • Translator: Joseph Sutcliffe
  • Publisher: Plaskitt & Cugle
  • Publication Date: 1840
  • Pages: 245

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This volume from influential Swiss pastor and Professor Jean Frederick Ostervald—who preached for 61 years in Neuchâtel, Switzerland—covers a range of issues in homiletics. Ostervald discusses the everything from prose style and elocution, to Scripture exposition and sermon preparation. This resource is a window into preaching in the nineteenth century and remains a valuable tool for preachers today.

Jean Frederick Ostervald (1663–1747) was a Swiss professor and Protestant pastor in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He was a member of the “Swiss Triumvirate” of J.A. Turretini and S. Werenfels. He had a stroke while preaching in 1746 and died the next year after 61 years of service.

Pedagogy for Ministers: An Application of Pedagogical Principles to the Preaching and Other Work of the Pastor

  • Author: Alvah Sabin Hobart
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 245

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A teacher of preachers, Alvah Sabin Hobart condenses his wisdom on homiletics and the pastor’s work into this conversational volume. The renowned preacher’s volume is written with the great commission always in mind, as Hobart holistically instructs pastors on how to be leaders in God’s charge to his church.

Alvah Sabin Hobart (1847–1930) was educated at Hamilton Theological Seminary. Hobart went on to become professor of New Testament interpretation at Crozer Theological Seminary.

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