Author:David Day Publisher:SPCK A highly practical book on how to preach effectively This is a book for all preachers (of any denomination), be they ordained or readers, students preparing for a preaching ministry, or lay-people called on to preach from time to time.
Anyone who preaches knows how much help is needed within preaching, because this form of communication is a demanding and difficult one.
This workbook provides just the help people must have.
In his introduction, David Day describes the ambivalence in churches about preaching.
He goes on to help preachers construct and deliver sermons that draw the practice closer to the high theology we hold of the sermon as the 'word of God'.
David Day believes that the best and most effective preaching is biblical, and several chapters focus on how to draw our message authentically from scripture.
He also gives plenty of practical help on the craft of preaching. And in doing so, he is brave enough to expose some of his own sermons as examples of good or (occasionally) bad practice, as well as sermons from fifty or so preachers who are equally brave in offering their own efforts.