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The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators [Hardcover]

By Haddon Robinson (Editor) & Craig Brian Larson (Editor)
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The most complete practical encyclopedia on the practice of preaching based on articles from over a hundred respected communicators of Christian truth, this text includes an audio CD with preaching technique examples from the book.

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A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators This extensive encyclopedia is the most complete and practical work ever published on the art and craft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sections contain almost 200 articles, which cover every possible preaching topic, including changing lives, sermon structure, 'the big idea, ' introductions, outlining, transitions, conclusions, passionate delivery, application, leveraging illustrations, telling stories, preaching narrative texts, topical preaching, expository preaching, evangelistic preaching, preaching to postmoderns, using humor, speaking with authority, and many others. Entries are characterized by intensely practical and vivid writing designed to help preachers deepen their understanding and sharpen their communication skills. The contributors include a virtual Who's Who of preaching from a cross section of denominations and traditions, such as John Ortberg, Rick Warren, Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, Andy Stanley, and many others. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson---two of today's most respected voices in preaching---provide editorial oversight

Awards and Recognitions
The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators by Haddon Robinson & Craig Brian Larson has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Christianity Today Book Award - 2006 Winner - Church/Pastoral Leaders category
  • Preaching Book of the Year - 2005 Winner - Book of the Year category
  • Christian Book Award - 2006 Finalist - Bible Reference/Study category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators by Haddon Robinson & Craig Brian Larson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Advance - 06/01/2005 page 112

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   732
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 7.6" Height: 1.7"
Weight:   3.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2005
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Age  18
ISBN  0310252482  
ISBN13  9780310252481  
UPC  025986252489  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Haddon Robinson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, MA, Southern Methodist University, PhD, University of Illinois) is the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he is widely regarded as an expert in the area of preaching.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Art & Craft Of Biblical Preaching?

great book  Mar 21, 2006
this was an excellent book on preaching. it taught me so many things. i do not agree with everything, but most of it was excellent. i would strongly encourage you to buy it.
Exhaustive Perspective  Nov 8, 2005
This is a thoroughly exhaustive resource in the toolbag of the pastor. The multitude of author's writing on a variety of topics from one end of the field of homiletics to another adds a fresh view to bringing a Holy Word for God to affect the "Fallen Human Condition."

The reviewer had to read the book for a seminary preaching class. It was somewhat tedious reading this long book cover to cover. This is expected when there is such a vast number of author writing, but this cross-over isn't necessarily bad. It does give weight to techniques that are shown to be pragmatic. None of the authors are claiming that "their-way-is-the-best." They are merely showing what's worked for them and what is tried and true. They are passing their perspective on...because everyone has something to learn.

So from the lay minister to the scholar, this is a worthy resource to be in your homiletical arsenal.

Best preaching book out there, bar none!  Aug 21, 2005
I recently received a copy of The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators, and have been browsing through it from time to time. Whether you're a full- or part-time preacher or even if you spend any time at all speaking in front of others as a Christian attempting to bring others to a better understanding of the Bible, or to bring them to a point of decision, you need this book on your shelf. It is the finest compendium of useful preaching/exhortation articles I have ever seen.

I've only just started to browse through this tome, but every article I've glanced at or read has excited me, filled me with ideas on how to improve my preaching and prep-time, and given me already useful techniques to make my delivery more effective. Many of the articles were repurposed from timeless Leaderhip journal articles, some were culled from the Preaching Today website's "Skill Builder" articles, but there are a ton of new articles written fresh just for this project.

About the two editors: Haddon Robinson is considered by many to be one of the finest preachers alive today. I've always enjoyed the interviews and teaching I've heard from Robinson, and he has a clear, fatherly style of teaching. The blurb from Preaching Today Audio says, about him:

"Dr. Robinson has been named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. His text, Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages, is used in more than 100 seminaries and Bible colleges in North America. He is also host of Discover the Word which airs on 400 radio stations across the world."

Craig Brian Larson is pastor of Lake Shore Church (Assembly of God) in downtown Chicago, and is the managing editor of Preaching Today. He's well-known in the world of sermon illustrations, having compiled several illustration compendiums (see Movie-Based Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching, volumes one and two, for example), and coauthored a guide for helping preachers add journalistic impact to their messages (see Preaching that Connects).

If you preach or teach at all, you really owe it to your listeners to pick up this book and refer to it from time to time. It will be a resource you refer to for years, and it will challenge you at every turn. This book is truly a gift to the Church!


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