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Preaching with Passion
by Alex Montoya
(Foreword by John MacArthur) An interactive guide to passionate preaching through spiritual power, conviction, compassion, authority, urgency, brokenness, your whole being, and imagination.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 8th 2000 by Kregel Academic & Professional
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There are many, many problems with this book. One such is the premise of the book itself. Montoya has dedicated a monograph to the idea that true preaching must be passionate. He writes, “If there is no passion, there is no preaching” (62). However, Montoya never actually defines what exactly is meant by passion - an oddity, considering he provides dictionary definitions of “compassion,” “conviction,” et al. Instead, it appears that Montoya allows the chapter subjects - holiness, conviction, com ...more
I enjoyed this read--It is a good reminder that in preaching God's truth, we should strive not only for accuracy, but also for effectiveness. Montoya wants us to work as hard at communicating the truth to our hearers as we did at understanding the truth ourselves.