Pastor Benji Kelley calls today's professional and lay preachers back to a lost art in many pulpits: narrative preaching. While examining the strengths and effectiveness of all traditional preaching styles, he particularly shows howin every form of preachingstory can profoundly connect truth to any life . . . especially for the majority of today's disconnected audiences.
This book is a powerful tool for both veteran and beginning preachers who want to understand, empathize with, and relevantly engage the congregations of this day and age.
|Publisher:||Wesleyan Publishing House|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Benji Kelley is founding pastor of newhope church (Wesleyan). In just ten years, its ministries now engage over five thousand people throughout central North Carolina. A graduate of University of South Carolina, Duke University, and Asbury Theological Seminary, Benji lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Amy Lynn and their five kids.
Table of Contents
1 The Preaching Predicament 21
2 The Importance of Truth in a Relativistic Society 27
3 A Brief History of Preaching: Expository, Topical, and Narrative 37
4 Herald: Expository Preaching 49
5 Pastor. Topical Preaching 81
6 Storyteller: Narrative Preaching 107
7 Connecting the Dots 131
8 Narrative Elements in Urban and Rural Settings 143
9 The Power of Narrative to Bridge the Gaps 159
10 The Role of Storyness 177