" In Preaching the Good News George E. Sweazey says,
" A preacher needs help with such matters as:
# What preaching can do.
# How to use words effectively.
# Where to find enough material for sermons every seven days.
# How to draw a congregation together in love and trust.
# What makes people want to listen.
# How to use the Bible, and not to abuse it.
# The ways to lessen resistance to what may be unwelcome.
# What makes a sermon march toward a worthy goal. "
Preaching the Good News is a lively book that shows the preacher how to prepare his sermons.
The suggestions help him maintain his obligation to preach well and to improve his skill wherever possible.
The book stresses basic matters and offers a fresh approach to serious needs.
It describes the most recent thought on preaching and considers the congregation's part in the sermon process.
Chapters cover fundamental skills, innovative sermon styles, communication theory,
some of the new hermeneutical slants on the use of the Bible in preaching,
lay readers and their part in preaching, and the preacher as a person.
The bibliography recommends and describes the best classical and contemporary books
on preaching, the best books of sermons, studies on communication and writing style,
and a list of recommended Bible Commentaries. "
This book is in good condition with minor edgewear to the cover.
The dust jacket is very worn around the edges with a few small tears and has some yellowing due to aging on the inside.
No torn or ripped pages.
The previous owner's name is written & stamped on a few pages and there are a few pages with some underlining.
The price is: $ 15.00
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