Andrew Carl Wisdom, OP, methodically analyzes the situation to which his title refers, bringing many helpful observations into focus.
Review for Religious
This book is necessary reading for all those who seek to effectively and responsibly preach the word of God in today’s world.
Ministry & Liturgy
Wisdom’s book reminds us that good preaching is never a random act.
The time and effort it takes to read and digest his information and insights are well worthwhile.
. . .treats the need for intergenerational preaching; the genesis of the Catholic homily; the intergenerational homily as a sacred dance between culture, language, and meaning; ways marketers can help; the importance of the Catholic sacramental imagination; and the mechanics of intergenerational preaching.
I would encourage preachers to read the book. I’m sure it is important to take seriously the diversity reflected in a congregation. Preachers do need to take seriously the challenge of communication in was that will speak to and have echoes for people of a range of ages and backgrounds.
The College of Preachers Journal
Wisdom makes a fine contribution to a crucial aspect of preaching: exegeting the assembly. Veteran preachers and teachers of homiletics will use his work to great advantage. . . . Intergenerational preaching occurs in more places than the pulpit alone.
This book is very helpful for both beginning and experienced preachers, with its emphasis that the preacher's task when preparing to preach is not only to exegete biblical texts but also the worshipping community.
James A. Wallace, CSsR, Washington Theological Union, Homiletix