Item description for The Sermon Maker: Tales of a Transformed Preacher by Calvin Miller...
Overview Three contemporary, humorous parables of a preacher who struggles with his need to change. Extensive commentary on the stories provides insight from the author into the best way to communicate.
Publishers Description Three contemporary, humorous parables of a preacher who struggles with his need to change Sam the preacher wonders what has gone wrong with his sermons. Are people still listening? Well-known storyteller and communications professor Calvin Miller combines his fiction writing with his insight into preaching to address the changes faced by today s preachers, especially the fact that contemporary congregations have shifted to a different way of listening. How can Sam recover his passion for preaching? In this short, entertaining, story-driven book, church leaders will see honest reflections of themselves. But the narrative humor also provides a clever way to stimulate thought and discussion on how preachers and preaching are changing. Some places in the story will lead to laughter, others will cause readers to pause and reflect. But whatever the reaction, The Sermon Maker leaves the reader encouraged and changed. Extensive commentary on the stories provides insight from the author into the best ways to communicate. Just as the story in the tremendously popular Who Moved My Cheese? impacted readers in the business world who were facing change, so this book is designed as a quick but stimulating story for any church leader who preaches or is concerned about the state of preaching today."
Citations And Professional Reviews The Sermon Maker: Tales of a Transformed Preacher by Calvin Miller has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ministries Today - 01/01/2004 page 74
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 18, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310255090 ISBN13 9780310255093 UPC 025986255091
Availability 0 units.
More About Calvin Miller
Calvin Miller is a favorite author of longstanding acclaim best-known for his classic, "The Singer," among other celebrated works on the life of Jesus. He is also professor of preaching at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Calvin Miller currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama. Calvin Miller was born in 1936.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sermon Maker?
The best book on preaching I've read Aug 22, 2002
This book is absolutely the best book on preaching I've read. It came at just the right time in my life, and tackled issues in my life that needed attention.
Calvin argues that good sermons don't come from just good preparation or homiletical practice. They come from a life well lived. "Great preaching only grows out of the soil of great lives." He tackles the issues of passion, the draining nature of pastoral work, and the preacher's pride. I plan on re-reading this book often.
If you've ever felt that something is missing in your preaching, but you couldn't quite put your finger on it, this book is for you.