Preachers are under the biblical mandate to preach with conviction, passion, and in a way that the Word of God engages the audience and grips their hearts. Preaching with Bold Assurance will equip preachers to do just that. York and Decker provide preachers with a practical tool to help them use their minds, mouths, and beings to communicate effectively. Preachers will learn the tools for powerful and effective communication based on biblical truth and proven concepts from the business world so they can preach boldly and skillfully. The authors present three elements for effective preaching: understand the text; build the sermon; and engage the audience.
[This book] could well have been titled ‘The Answer’. Many Christians have long sought and desired an ability to communicate their faith in a powerful yet acceptable, non-threatening way. Bert Decker and Hershael York have combined their special expertise with powerful support from God’s Word to give Christians the courage and know-how to…let their faith shine through the power of Christ.
—Zig Ziglar, Author, Motivational Teacher
Hershael York is Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He has written many articles and features for several publications.