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FROM HIS HEART, WARD TAKES STARCH OUT OF THE COLLAR May 11, 2005
This is a book for those who feel like they preach well but still feel something is missing. It is for those who can't seem to find the joy in the gospel message. It is for those who have a bubbling passion for preaching, but feel held back by the way a preacher is "supposed to" preach.
Ward encourages preachers to reclaim the meaning of "performance" from it's current connotation of "fakeness" or "acting" to it's original French (par fournir), meaning "to carry the form [message] through". Ward shares, "Human beings have an irresistible need to enter other worlds, other selves, other experiences..." (126). Ward encourages preachers to turn the oral word into aural art to allow audiences to experience the biblical world through the spoken word.