Church leaders are always on the lookout for strong devotional material, both to recommend to others and to enjoy for our own spiritual growth. James Merritt’s new book 52 Weeks Through the Bible (Harvest House) is a useful new resource that will help readers take a fresh look at scripture as they explore various passages. The book is divided into 52 chapters – one for each week of the year – and each chapter includes 5 brief sections, in the event you want to use one of those for each weekday. (I plan to just take a chapter each Monday.)

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Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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