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Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance (Invitation to Theological Studies)

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Written in a conversational style with profuse examples to illustrate all concepts, "Invitation to Biblical Preaching" takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of preparing a biblical message, from studying a passage with skill and integrity to delivering a message with persuasion, accuracy, passion, and relevance. An experienced pastor and homiletics profe ...more
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kregel Academic & Professional
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Peter Mead
Jul 26, 2014 Peter Mead rated it really liked it
Donald Sunukjian studied under Haddon Robinson at Dallas Seminary, then also taught there. He now teaches at Talbot Seminary in LA. Sunukjian has an ability to think through elements of preaching in minute detail, yet has a communication style that is clear and accessible – both in person and in his writing. These qualities have combined to make this a great book.

This is definitely another book in the Haddon Robinson school of thought. The process is similar, the emphasis on the main idea and th
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Andreas Beccai
May 09, 2012 Andreas Beccai rated it it was amazing

Sunukjian sees preachers as standing amongst their congregation, saying ‘look at what God’s word is saying to us.” His positioning of preaching amongst and not over the congregation is key and informs the rest of his book. The technical definition of the preachers position is this: 1. the preacher must present the exact meaning of the text, 2 in a contemporary manner. It is based on this definition that the entire book is then ordered. The first four chapters are primarily concerned with exeget
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Matt Moran
Feb 23, 2011 Matt Moran rated it it was ok
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Sunukjian has some insights into outlining and preparing to speak with clarity. He is very much in the tradition of Haddon Robinson.

For 385 pages, there are is a lot here that is boring, repetitive, and theologically empty. There are much better preaching books than this. Stott's 'Between Two Worlds' is vastly preferable.

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