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The Moody Handbook of Preaching

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Unnatural. Supernatural. A gift. Hard work. Exhilarating. Terrifying. These words only begin to describe the challenge and reward each pastor experiences. A rich resource, The Moody Handbook of Preaching encompasses the philosophy, formation, and delivery of preaching. Whether you're a seminary student or a seasoned pastor, this book will prove invaluable in your call by G ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Moody Publishers
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Apr 06, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Really I think it tried to do too much to really do anything particularly well. Of the four parts the first one was kind of a 'well duh' moment (extended edition). Although I would recommend the chapter on How Women Hear the Sermon for men who are speaking to mixed audiences but don't have much experience with communicating with women.
The second section in mining the text was all right, but honestly a book like Grasping Gods Word which focuses expressly on the study of different varieties of Bib
Brian Thatcher
It was ok. Maybe it will be a resource in the future. But all in all it wasn't that great.
Peter Mead
It’s been a while since I added a book review to the site, so here’s a fresh book worthy of your consideration. This new work from Moody Press recently dropped through my door. I have not read it all, but I have read enough. I have read enough to recognize that this is a very helpful book for preachers.

It is written by faculty members and associates of Moody Bible Institute and Moody Graduate School. Each writer writes in their own area of expertise and this creates a collection of some quality.
Evan Climpson
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A text that is worthwhile for anyone who regularly engages in preaching to read. I was impressed with the scope of the book and how many different angles it encouraged me to consider. Particularly the sections on preaching to women and preaching on Old testament narrative implored me to continue to grow in my preaching technique(s). Despite it being a book that would seem to be a slog, I was routinely excited to pick it up and continue my exploration into the art of preaching.
Jordan Rowland
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite excellent. Few things that weren't helpful.
Pharm Matthew
Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It makes a good reference when preparing to preach. it is however How women interpret Sermons' that is worth rereading. Good write up
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John Koessler serves as chair and professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
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