After many years as a pastor, Jerry Sutton has moved to the classroom; but he draws on his pastoral experience in crafting a practical introduction to the preaching craft, designed for students and those beginning their homiletical journeys.

Sutton draws on his years of experience as an effective preacher and pastor as he walks readers through the process of developing sermons that are biblically faithful and will connect with listeners. While young preachers will find the book to be a useful starting point for their efforts, veteran preachers also will find much of value as a reminder of the immense challenge and great urgency of the preaching task in the 21st century.

Sutton offers a survey of a variety of issues relating to preaching, from the hermeneutical process to sermon preparation and its various elements. He also includes a brief but interesting introduction to the history of preaching.

The preparation of preachers is a challenge in any age, and Sutton’s book A Primer on Biblical Preaching is a solid and helpful contribution to that task.

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The preparation of preachers is a challenge in any age, and Jerry Sutton’s new book A Primer on Biblical Preaching (CrossBooks) is a solid and helpful contribution to that task. Sutton draws on years of experience as an effective preacher and pastor as he walks readers through the process of developing sermons that are biblically faithful and will connect with listeners. While young preachers will find the book to be a useful starting point for their efforts, veteran preachers also will find much of value as a reminder of the immense challenge and great urgency of the preaching task in the 21st century. This volume deserves a place on any preacher’s shelf.

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