Just Say The Word / Edition 1

Just Say The Word / Edition 1

by Robert G. Jacks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802842623

ISBN-13: 9780802842626

Pub. Date: 08/16/1996

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience in critiquing sermon delivery, Jacks here offers a practical, hands-on approach to writing sermons that consider listeners first. Jacks gives samples and examples of writing that effectively captures and holds an audience's attention, and he offers practical tips and suggestions intended to help each of us find a preaching…  See more details below

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Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience in critiquing sermon delivery, Jacks here offers a practical, hands-on approach to writing sermons that consider listeners first. Jacks gives samples and examples of writing that effectively captures and holds an audience's attention, and he offers practical tips and suggestions intended to help each of us find a preaching style and voice of our own. He also shows how to translate the jargon of theological textbooks into everyday language, suggests methods for rewriting sermons to avoid some of the pomposity of sermonic proclamation, and demonstrates ways to retell biblical narratives in fresh and imaginative ways. Just Say the Word! Writing for the Ear is a valuable resource that will help pastors and lay leaders communicate as effectively as possible the faith that is ours to share.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802842626
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/16/1996
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,334,941
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

  1. Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
  2. "Talk to Me, Brother�Talk to Me about Jesus"
  3. Having Second Thoughts
  4. The Sound of Written Rhetoric
  5. Written Rhetoric Redux
  6. Take Out the Trash
  7. What Is This Thing Called "Style"?
  8. Words About Words About Words About Words�
  9. Tell Me a Story
  10. "I Love to Retell the Story"
  11. An Omnium-Gatherum

Samples and Examples

Mike's Sermon

Parables from Life:

"Climbing the Family Tree"
"In God We Trust"
"He Knew�He Understood"

From Conversation to Sermon:

"A Promise�A Mystery!"
"Erasing the Mistakes"
"The Last Word—The Last Laugh!"
"Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves"

From Letter to Homily:

"Our Standing Before God"
"What Are You Doing Here?"
"When God Cries With Us"

Sermon:

"Not As They Had Planned"
"Just Do It"

Appendix: "Another Dark and Stormy Night"

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