Item description for Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons by Cleophus James Larue...
Overview Scholar and preacher Cleophus J. LaRue brings together the voices of twelve of America's most influential African-American preachers. Each of these renowned preachers describes his or her method of sermon preparation and includes a sample sermon for illustration. An excellent how-to-manual for pastors and students, this book is both sage wisdom on the art of preaching and an inspiring look at some of the most prominent figures in the black church
In this book, scholar and preacher Cleophus J. LaRue brings together the voices of twelve of America's most influential African-American preachers. Each of these renowned preachers describes his or her method of sermon preparation and includes a sample sermon for illustration. An excellent how-to manual for pastors and students, "Power in the Pulpit" is both sage wisdom on the art of preaching and an inspiring look at some of the most prominent figures in the black church.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2002
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664224814 ISBN13 9780664224813
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Reflections of powerful African American preachers. Jan 20, 2009
Have you ever wondered how great preachers and speakers constructed and delivered powerful messages on a regular, consistent basis? If so, read Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons. This is a reflection of some of the most powerful African American preachers. Their reflections include the mechanics and delivery of great sermons along with their spiritual and personal preparation. Very interesting and enlightening.
GREAT STUFF Sep 29, 2008
GET IT. These old time preachers knew God, knew what He wanted of them, and did it. The results? Powerful preaching that comes from being in front of the throne of God. As one old preacher once said when asked about how to prepare to give a message on Sunday, he replied: "Get into the presence of God, wait before Him, see what He shows you, and then tell them what you saw."
Awesome!! Feb 10, 2007
This book is a great advisory for the preacher. It is a refresher for all Seminarians who payed attention in your Homiletic studies. It also provides insight to different approaches probably not covered by your professors. It is a great book!
Crumbs from the tables of master pulpiteers Nov 8, 2006
Purchased the text for a course in our district school of ministry. Only a small percentage of us young (new) preachers have the opportunity or a ability to sit at the feet of preachers of this caliber. Fewer still can glean from their earnest sharing of their preparation from kernel to message. This book is not the cold technical manual of some other preaching texts but,don't miss the power found in the details of preparation and delivery. There is a sharing of this human experience and the wrestling with God to minister a word that is from him in due season. Rev. William D.Watley wrote, "In my experience,most sermons, while having the Holy Spirit as their ultimate source, come to us as seed or as spark or as sperm in the midst of our own work and warfare,struggles and strife,agony and anxieties,experiences and ecstasies,fallings and risings,stumbling and recoveries,and require some participation and input from us to produce a finished product." I only wish that for a few more dollars there was also a CD to hear the printed messages since preaching in general,and black preaching in particular, is an aural experience
The Best Jun 30, 2005
I have read fifteen books on preaching in the first six months of 2005. Having read them, if I could choose just one that helped me most as a preacher, it is this text. We hear from some of the best Black preachers in America - how they preach and a sample sermon of each. You sit at the feet of masters.
I am a minister - white - who gained tremendously from these giants in our pulpits.