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Preaching on Your Feet: Connecting God and the Audience in the Preachable Moment [Paperback]

By Fred R. Lybrand (Author)
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Preaching on Your Feet presents a unique pastoral style based on an “in the moment” approach to addressing audiences, relying less on notes and more on Spirit-led communication.Features a helpful Frequently Asked Questions chapter about the concept of preaching on your feet.

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"Preaching on your feet" is the phrase public speaker and pastor Fred Lybrand uses to describe his unique method of pulpit communication. In layman's terms, it involves being "in the moment," not solely relying on pre-written notes (though they can still be helpful), and staying open to what God might have in store during any given preaching appointment. It all adds up to a heart-to-heart style of delivery that makes preaching a joy for both the orator and listener time and again. Aspiring and veteran pastors alike will find much to consider and implement in this refreshing new volume on homiletics.

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Studio: B&H Academic
Pages   182
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.91" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 15, 2008
Publisher   Broadman And Holman
ISBN  0805446869  
ISBN13  9780805446869  

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Connecting God and the Audience  Feb 2, 2010
This is the best book I have ever read on preaching. I have been a pastor for 35 years and have wrestled with the "preaching moment" all my ministry. Compliments on my sermons were frequent, yet I always felt something was missing. I preached from detailed notes and often would memorize them in order to "get it right". I stumbled across this book while browsing in a Lifeway bookstore. Intrigued by the title I decided to read it. It completely rocked my preaching world. This is now my method of preaching and I have never felt so liberated. The first Sunday I did feel like i was "jumping out of an airplane without a parachute", but I also felt the nearness of the Spirit as never before. The greatest confirmation came from my 12 year old son who said to me " Dad, you aren't using any notes are you?" I replied "No, is that bad?" He then said " I like it because I can understand what you are saying better. You should keep doing it". That was certainly the answer to any questions I had. My oldest son, who works in youth ministry also read the book, tried it and reported the same feelings of liberation.
Not really much information  Oct 13, 2009
At first I thought that this book was actually going to be full of information, but I quickly found out I was wrong. It was just chapter after chapter of defending why the author thinks this is the method you should use. There were a few bits of info in some chapters, but the rest was like reading an aurgumentative essay. I must say I was very disappointed.
Buy it now  Oct 3, 2009
This is a great book on the subject and the skill of preaching without a manuscript and notes. It gives insights in why you should preach without notes. It doesn't tell you much about how to prepare yourself like the "The Web of Preaching" does rather it is encouraging you to take the steps and try-it-out. The book will probably be more interesting if you have the experience of Public Speaking on your feet. Fred R. Lybrand will probably join the Academy of Homiletics and be a reknown teacher and a preacher. He is cool.
More content please....  Jul 2, 2009
Lately when I read these pastoral helps, I feel the authors spend way to much time trying to "preach to you" with what I call "filler chapters." Because the actual instruction of "HOW" to preach on your feet feels lost in all of this. There is no step-by-step or "this is how I do it" included, just a ton of quotes from Charles Spurgeon and a lot of biblical support filler.

Honestly, I liked Scott McKnight's review of the book - more than the book! All of the meat of the book is right there. I just felt the only people reading this book are pastors who are looking on some instruction, but then the instruction is buried deep inside.

1. Prepare like you would normally
2. write it down
3. develop a memorable outline
4. practice
5. meditate on it
6. leave your notes in your office and do it
7. and eventually you'll get better
Preaching Truth from the Heart - to the Heart  May 23, 2009
I picked up this book at the last conference. Being a methodical type theologian, I had always memorized my sermons. After reading this book, I changed my presentation - but not my exacting exegesis. The response of the congregation has been impressive. The expressive dynamic of "realtime" interaction connected with them just as Fred explained. It could be compared to listening to a sermon on video verus interacting live. Same content - different experience level. Yes, I do leave out a minor point here and there that I had meant to cover; but, the results in effectively communicating God's truth are well worth it.
Ken Wilson

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