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The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching: A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators

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A Comprehensive Resource for Today’s CommunicatorsThis extensive encyclopedia is the most completeand practical work ever published on the art andcraft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sectionscontain almost 200 articles, which cover every possiblepreaching topic, including changing lives, sermonstructure, “the big idea,” introductions,outlining, transitions, conclusion ...more
Hardcover, 736 pages
Published June 14th 2005 by Zondervan (first published June 1st 2005)
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Brandon Johnston
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
The book is composed of topical articles. Very accessible if you are looking for particular needs. Not all pastors or preachers are they type that I would look to for modeling, so take some and leave some.
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Some really great articles. Some of the sections are more helpful than others but there is not a dud among them. Will refer back to it often I am sure.
Talbot Course: Contemporary Biblical Preaching

This is the MOTHER of ALL Preaching books! It's a collection of essays from all the preaching greats out there. Must have!
William Chamberlin
Must read for people in the preaching aspect of church life
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have actually read this book, although it is not necessarily intended to be a read-through resource, twice now. It contains excellent examples of all components of preaching. From audience to invitation, it contains not just theory, but examples of how to effectively preach God's word. It is also a handy resource for those who listen to sermons and want to listen more effectively. It contains an audio CD of some of the world's best English speaking preachers as well as instruction, encourageme ...more
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fantastic. I'm not actually finished reading it, but this is the kind of book you never finish reading. It is a resource that will continue to be valuable for years to come.

This is essentially a practical encyclopedia of everything you could want to know about preaching. Great advice and direction about nearly every aspect of preaching, from preparation to the pulpit to your personal life is covered by some of the greatest communicators of our day. The book is broken up into 11 sec
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Almost all of these articles are short enough to be read quickly. I read them as a devotion this year and many were very good and very helpful. I probably will come back to this book from time to time. I would highly encourage others to read this book.
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic resource with articles from leading communicators in the church.
Anyone who finds themselves preaching would benefit greatly from this book.
John Beaukema's chapter on using humor is particularly commendable.
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it
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This book suffers from its strength, a huge array of widely disparate contributors.
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely phenomenal. So many Biblical and homiletical "one-liners" that make me want so strongly to be a better preacher.
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Craig Brian Larson is chief editor for Christianity Today's, an online journal and illustration service. He also pastors a church in Chicago, Illinois. His books include Contemporary Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers; Preaching That Connects; and The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching. He and his family live in the Chicago suburbs.

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