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Rewiring Your Preaching: How the Brain Processes Sermons

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What preachers preach is not necessarily what hearers hear. Have you ever wondered why some hearers are affected by a sermon but not others? The issue may not necessarily be the content or delivery of the message. It may be how your hearers' brains process what you say. Modern neuroscience illuminates how our brains understand and hear sermons. Verbal stimuli can be accept ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published January 6th 2013 by IVP Books (first published November 14th 2012)
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Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Rewiring Your Preaching: How the Brain Processes Sermons Richard Cox ((M.D., Ph.D. D.Min) issues a call to purposeful preaching . Cox is an ordained minister (PCUSA) and teaches in the department of psychaitry and behavioral sciences at Duke Medical School. He believes that knowledge of modern medicine, psychology and neuroscience illumines how the brain makes sense of the sermon (or rejects it) and that this knowledge will help us preachers attend better to our task of proclamation. The Spir ...more
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most helpful books on preaching I have read in quite a while. It's not about methodology or style or technique. It is an analysis of how the brain responds to preaching and how preaching is to be a means of healing and restoring the whole person. The author is both a preacher and an M.D. Having worked in both parish and healthcare chaplaincy settings, I found Cox's approach refreshing and encouraging.
Rob O'Lynn
Modest attempt at blending neuroscience with sound homiletic and learning theory. The problem is that Cox, who is a trained neurologist and lay minister, waxes philosophically more than he writes factually about how the brain works, especially in the process of learning.

Since this is an emerging field in homiletics, it is a suitable offering. There is more science here than in either Rick Blackwood's The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching or Julius Kim's Preaching the Whole Counsel of
Jamie Pennington
I did gain a few tidbits of helpful information from the book and it was an interesting read. But overall I was a bit disappointed.
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I'm halfway through and am not getting the point. I feel like I'm awash in verbiage. maybe it is me.
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