Item description for Choosing to Preach: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sermon Options and Structures by Kenton C. Anderson...
Overview With the landscape of ministry changing, preachers need a variety of tools to effectively communicate God?s truth to today?s listeners. Beginning with a strong call to keep preaching, this practical book presents and describes five different models for doing so, also relating each style to well-known contemporary preachers.
Publishers Description Today, traditional forms of preaching are being scrutinized and challenged. The biblical sermon is not immune to the pressure to evolve or even fall by the wayside, leaving pastors and seminary students confused over how best to communicate to today s listeners. In this forward-looking textbook, Kenton Anderson delivers a strong call to current and future ministers to indeed choose to preach biblical sermons, despite the obstacles to doing so. While preaching itself is non-negotiable, the exact form it takes can be much more flexible, allowing people to hear from God as they hear his Word preached. Rather than presenting one model or process for preparing a sermon, Anderson explains several available options. As you discern your message from the Bible, will you begin with the text (deductive) or with the listener (inductive)? Will you focus on the idea (cognitive) or the image (affective)? The choices you make lead to five possible sermon structures: * DECLARATIVE---make an argument * PRAGMATIC---solve a mystery * NARRATIVE---tell a story * VISIONARY---paint a picture * INTEGRATIVE---sing a song Each model is described in detail and related to well-known contemporary preachers, including John MacArthur, Rick Warren, Eugene Lowry, and Rob Bell. This book equips you with a variety of tools for your preaching tool kit. A CD-ROM with additional helpful resources is included, as well as discussion questions and practical exercises."
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More About Kenton C. Anderson
Kent Anderson once spent a week on an Oregon beach catching footballs with NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp, but generally his athletic activity includes playing ice hockey with his church league and following the sporting events of his three children. A Canadian resident of British Columbia, Kent dreams of taking his 17-year bride, Karen, to Europe someday to bask in the atmosphere of English history.
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Great Product!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jan 3, 2007
this was a excellent book. It really helped me improve my preaching skills.I would greatly recommend this book to anyone who is really serious about preaching. This is a must have to any book library of preachers, pastors or teachers.