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In a unique Socratic format, this creative guide to preaching records a series of fictional meetings between the Sermon Doctor and ...
In a unique Socratic format, this creative guide to preaching records a series of fictional meetings between the Sermon Doctor and three discouraged preachers in search of a better understanding of effective preaching. They have a deep desire to honor God and inspire congregations by revitalizing their faltering preaching techniques.
Many helpful insights are provided in this practical and creative handbook for today's sermon makers.
|1.||Find Yourself a Mentor||11|
|2.||Energize Your Truth||21|
|3.||Know Your Materials||35|
|4.||Locate Yourself on the Homiletical Grid||51|
|5.||Examine the Communication Contract||63|
|6.||Live an Organized Life||79|
|7.||Understand How Sermons Are Born||93|
|8.||X-Ray Your Sermon||107|
|9.||Consider the Impact of Words||121|
|10.||Focus on the Psychology of Delivery||135|
|11.||Gain Command of Your Material||147|
|12.||Earn the Right to Preach by Listening||163|
|13.||Be Your Own Sermon Doctor||179|
Posted July 2, 2001
Harry Farra has written a wonderful book offering practical help on overcoming the regular problems associated with preaching. A story about three preachers from three different traditions who meet together and under the tutelage of an experienced preacher discuss what makes good preaching. The book is not your typical self help manual, it offers no easy solutions to the world's most important profession. Rather, it seeks to Socratically develop the rational behind what makes for good preaching and offers real usable solutions for progressing through each step towards a well crafted, well delivered and hearer sensitive sermon. Farra uses his own advice well in the crafting of this book. He writes an interesting story which imparts information, evokes interest, examines problems and heightens excitement to preach better sermons. A quick reading would bring great benefit and a careful reading that seeks to plumb all that he offers would bring immeasurable help to many, including the best preachers. I heartily recommend this book to all who are called to preach. It has been a significant help in explaining my own struggles and helping me to find viable solutions. A real God send.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.