With 360-Degree Preaching, veteran preacher Michael Quicke brings expository preaching to a postmodern world. As someone who preaches every Sunday, he has witnessed the transforming power of preaching first hand for over thirty years. As he teaches students and pastors the art of preaching, his goal is to encourage preachers and those who train to be preachers.
In part 1, Quicke offers some vital principles for biblical preaching. He examines the scriptural roots of preaching and the importance of preaching throughout church history. He analyses the current situation and suggests that the way forward lies in a recommitment to preachings Trinitarian dynamic, which Quick calls "360-degree preaching." He calls for courageous and thoughtful engagement with culture. He rounds out this first section with implications for preaching in our changing times.
Part 2 focuses on preaching practices and invites preachers to join in the "preaching swim," Quickes model for the rigorous practical journey all preachers make each time they preach: immersion in Scripture, interpretation for today, sermon design, sermon delivery, and outcome. The book concludes with a sermon evaluation form and a sample sermon.
360-Degree Preaching is a vital tool for preaching students preparing for ministry and pastors looking for fresh insight into communicating to postmodern parishoners.
"Michael Quicke has written a comprehensive and practical guide to developing sermons. Throughout, his clear voice, engaging personality, honest mind, and deep passion for the gospel are present." Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
"In a novel and fascinating manner, Michael Quicke reflects on the 360-degree view of preaching with passion and realism. Throughout, Quicke teases out the dynamic and mysterious contribution that God makes in regard to the speaker, the hearers, and all those committed to living out the Word. For the budding preacher considering the first plunge or the seasoned preacher seeking to stay fresh, this book is a valuable coaching manual." Dr. Geoff Pound, principal, Whitley College, Melbourne
360-degree Preaching: Hearing, Speaking, and Living the Word by Michael J Quicke was published by Baker Book House USA in January 2003 and is our 16925th best seller. The ISBN for 360-degree Preaching: Hearing, Speaking, and Living the Word is 9780801026409.