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Deep Preaching: Creating Sermons that Go Beyond the Superficial

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J. Kent Edwards recalls a story that late pastor J. Vernon McGee told about seeing children in South Africa playing a game of marbles in the dust with real diamonds. The precious stones were being handled with no regard for their true worth. Edwards fears the same thing happens today when preachers offer Scriptural truth to listeners without being completely overwhelmed by ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by B Academic (first published 2009)
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Andreas Beccai
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
The title of the book doesn’t pull any punches, and neither does the author. He begins the book with an event that sparked the writing of his book. As a homiletics professor he was in a soundproof room listening to a seminarian preach. He recounts his horror as it dawns on him that the regular methods of teaching preaching to his students was leading to technically good sermons that were starved of the power of the Holy Spirit. Having read preaching books before and not noticing much change in ...more
Mark Lacanienta
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A must read. Dr Edwards is not only a passionate professor, but loves the church.
Emi Ciupe
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best book I have read on preaching so far.
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: preaching
Kent Edwards' Deep Preaching mostly delivers as promised. I'll focus on two negatives before offering some positives.

The two drawbacks to the book are poor editing and a confusing presentation of fasting. I noted misspelled words in more than twenty places, many of which were so obvious that they took away from the experience of reading for comprehension. In a word, it was distracting. For example, in Appendix 2, Improving Perfection (Extended Metaphor) on p. 193, Edwards introduces us to Michel
Bob Wolniak
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
I think this book makes an excellent companion to Haddon Robinson's classic Biblical Preaching. It assumes and builds on Big Idea, three developmental questions, purpose, etc. What Edwards adds is a good deal more development of a biblical basis and theology of/for preaching, and especially a lot more specific thought on the inner life of the preacher in terms of meditation, prayer, fasting etc. The rest of the book goes in to great detail about what he calls "closet work", including a wealth of ...more
David Meldrum
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
A mixed bag. There's some really helpful stuff in here on moving beyond the surface in preaching that, if taken seriously, can only benefit ministry. Some of it is over-long, repetitive and theologically (on Scripture, preaching and other issues) from a very particular perspective. Worth reading and applying for any preacher, whatever the frustrations of the book.
Doug Dunbar
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Re-reading, but more like re-applying (Sept 2014).

Good challenge to make sure we are preaching from our hearts and walk with Jesus, passion for His word and love for His church. I'll be coming back to this one over the course of this year. Rather than reading 10 books about preaching, I figured its better to read one and USE it, then move on to another one for next year.
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Clear and straightforward, really enjoyed the methodological stuff in this one.
Douglas Wilson
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Parts of this book were very good, and other parts more predictable. Worth it though.
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent study of the Spirituality of Preaching, looking at the means that a Preacher can use in order to seek the wisdom of God so that our message will have a Biblical depth.
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