From Pew To Pulpit Paperback
A Beginner's Guide to Preaching
by Clifton F Guthrie;
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From Pew To Pulpit
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As a result of these trends, a large number of lay preachers and bivocational pastors have assumed the principal responsibility for filling the pulpit week by week in local churches. Most of these individuals, observes Clifton Guthrie, can draw on a wealth of life experiences, as well as strong intuitive skills in knowing what makes a good sermon, having listened to them much of their lives. What they often don't bring to the pulpit, however, is specific, detailed instruction in the how-tos of preaching. That is precisely what this brief, practical guide to preaching has to offer.
Written with the needs of those for whom preaching is not their sole or primary occupation in mind, it begins by emphasizing what every preacher brings to the pulpit: an idea of what makes a sermon particularly moving or memorable to them. From there the book moves into short chapters on choosing an appropriate biblical text or sermon topic, learning how to listen to one's first impressions of what a text means, moving from text or topic to the sermon itself while keeping the listeners needs firmly in mind, making thorough and engaging use of stories in the sermon, and delivering with passion and conviction.
The book concludes with helpful suggestions for resources, including Bibles, commentaries, other print resources and websites
From Pew To Pulpit by Clifton F Guthrie was published by Abingdon Press in March 2006 and is our 21514th best seller. The ISBN for From Pew To Pulpit is 9780687066605.
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Details for From Pew To Pulpit
|Page last updated||26th December 2015|
|Author / Artist||Clifton F Guthrie|
|Publisher||Abingdon Press (March 2006)|
|Number of Pages||144|