Newly edited for today’s readers, this time-tested book combines recognized public speaking techniques with proven theories of preaching to equip you for the pulpit. Author James Braga provides pastors and message-givers anywhere in ministry with logical, step-by-step guidance to preparing and delivering effective sermons. Each chapter thoroughly defines and describes each critical component of a sermon, from the introduction to illustrations and the conclusion.
35th Anniversary Edition
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A How-To That Delivers
Since 1969, How to Prepare Bible Messages has been a pastor’s most trusted source for preparing and delivering sermons that change lives.
And for good reason.
James Braga’s clear and logical method combines effective techniques for public speaking with time-tested theories of teaching. His instructions are so simple even a novice can follow them. From the title to the conclusion and the lessons in between, Braga leaves no question unanswered.
How to Prepare Bible Messages is a recognized classic—and your key to powerfully conveying God’s Word to a hungry people!
Story Behind the Book
When this book was originally published in 1969, James Braga understood that in order for God’s Word to impact His sheep in a life-changing way, the messenger had to do his job exceedingly well. Now, more than thirty years later, the guidance Braga provides pastors, youth leaders, and speakers of all kinds forpreparing and delivering effective Bible messages stands stronger than ever. Time-tested and true, his words provide insight, guidance, and tangible steps for answering God’s call to deliver His message with excellence.
James Braga was born in 1906 in the British colony of Hong Kong, the eighth of thirteen children. In 1949 he joined the faculty of Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon, where he taught homiletics, methods of Bible study, and missions for twenty-six years. Following his retirement in 1975, he continued as the school’s chaplain for several more years and was widely loved and respected. He died in 1994, leaving a lasting legacy for his dedication to overseas missionaries and teachers.