The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 Paperback

Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays

by Juan C Huertas;

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Jumpstart your 2017 sermons with Abingdon's Annual, which is yearly praised for it's insightful and in-depth content.

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The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017

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The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 is a source of inspiration and edification for pastors, who so rarely are on the receiving end of preaching.

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 includes:

The Primary Theme

Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions designed to spur the preacher's imagination.

Secondary or Parallel Themes

Two or three themes or streams of thought that are related to but separate from the primary theme offered.

Worship Helps

Including Gathering Prayer, Collect, Pastoral Prayer, Congregational Prayer, Responsive Reading, and a Closing Prayer or Benediction.

Creative Lenses for Sermon Development

The book identifies six different creative approaches to sermon planning. Each lens is explored in a 700-1000 word essay.

Topical Essays

These 700 word essays cover a variety of current and critical topics for the preacher--contributed by leading homileticians.

Full Sermons

The full text from six to twelve sermons will be included. Additional are available online. These sermons will highlight best practices, unique approaches, and fresh voices.

Sermon Series

IdeasThis section will briefly outline and describe ideas for unique sermon series based on lectionary readings.

"As a weekly preacher, I often find that preparing for preaching and crafting sermons are spiritual disciplines for me. It is a time in which I try to quiet all of the other 'to do' lists that occupy much of my ministry. This resource from Abingdon Press will now be a partner in those conversations, almost like a new personal devotional guide. I am grateful for additional voices who can help me make space for God's Living Word." - Shannon J Kershner, Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

"The Abingdon Preaching Annual is a valuable resource for today's preacher seeking to offer sermons with theological depth and thematic clarity. It seeks to activate the preacher's own reflection and imagination in the challenging task of weekly preaching." - Alyce M. McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Director, The Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 by Juan C Huertas was published by Abingdon Press in April 2016 and is our 32427th best seller. The ISBN for The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017 is 9781501815140.

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Wondering if this is tied or related to either Common Worship or RCL Lectionary readings, or whether it runs the calendar year from January to December 2017 with its own themes. Please could you tell me how the book is organised? Thank you for your help.

A:Hi Revd Froggatt, Thank you for your enquiry. I have taken a look into this and can only offer up my best guess that this Preaching Annual is structured to fit a calendrical year, rather than a Liturgical year, and is comprised of it's own themes. This due to it's emphasis on being a '2017' annual and the absence of any mention of Common Worship or RCL in the available information; information which would be key selling point and pertinent for such a product. I hope I have been of help to you today. Thank you for using the Q&A Forum. Aaron.

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Details for The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2017

Page last updated 24th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherAbingdon Press (April 2016)
Number of Pages192
Thickness11 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4373855
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