Preaching the Psalms

Overview

This book is designed to help preachers find and use the riches of the Psalms for preaching.

The authors address the perception that the Psalms often go neglected in preparing for one of the central acts of worship: preaching. McCann and Howell demonstrate that the Psalms offer the preacher broad, rich possibilities for the congregation’s engagement with the Scripture. Each chapter concludes with a brief sample.

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Overview

This book is designed to help preachers find and use the riches of the Psalms for preaching.

The authors address the perception that the Psalms often go neglected in preparing for one of the central acts of worship: preaching. McCann and Howell demonstrate that the Psalms offer the preacher broad, rich possibilities for the congregation’s engagement with the Scripture. Each chapter concludes with a brief sample.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687044993
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 8/18/2008
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Clinton McCann, Jr., is Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Eden Theological Seminary. An internationally recognized expert on the Psalms, his numerous publications include A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms: The Psalms as Torah and the Psalms commentary in The New Interpreter’s Bible (Vol. IV). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he served as consulting translator of the Psalms for the Common English Bible, and he has lectured or taught for church groups or academic settings in twenty-six states.

James C. Howell is the senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, and adjunct professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School. He is co-author of Preaching the Psalms (Abingdon, 2001) and author of The Beautiful Work of Learning to Pray (Abingdon, June 2003). He is also author of Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs and Yours are the Hands of Christ (Upper Room Books)

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