Learning from Great Preachers
How to Present Your Message Worthily
Published June 1, 1997 by Avon Books in London .
About the Book
This is an instruction manual on homiletics or the art of preaching - the preparation, construction and delivery of sermons. It was prepared by the author over a lifetime of Christian missionary work in China and Japan. He draws on his experience from rural evangelistic work in China to lecturing to Bible college students in Japan. His aim throughout is to give guidance on good practice from the example of noted preachers of the twentieth century and before. The basics of the book first appeared in Japanese under the title 'Sermon Preparation'.
A colleague of mine in China once told me of a preacher's witty reply to a question regarding his attire when preaching. My informant was a Scot, but where the conversation he cited took place I do not know. All I can say is that a visiting preacher was being briefed in the vestry of a certain church regarding the practical details of his ministry. Would he be following the custom of the church, he was asked, and wear a preaching gown? His reply was quite unexpected: "If I may, I will; if I must, I won't."
Table of Contents
|I||The Approach to Preaching||1|
|II||Some Components of the Sermon||30|
|VI||The Versatility of the Sermon||250|
The Physical Object
|Number of pages||394|
History Created April 30, 2008 ·
|June 8, 2011||Edited by OCLC Bot||Added OCLC numbers.|
|April 13, 2010||Edited by Open Library Bot||Linked existing covers to the edition.|
|November 24, 2009||Edited by 22.214.171.124||Edited without comment.|
|November 23, 2009||Edited by 126.96.36.199||Edited without comment.|
|April 30, 2008||Created by an anonymous user||Inital record created, from an amazon.com record.|