In Deep Preaching (B&H), Kent Edwards helps preachers move beyond superficial preaching by rediscovering the power and grandeur of Scripture in their own lives. Edwards includes practical assistance to help us dig deeper in proclaiming God’s Word.
?Too often preaching is done with technical competence but without the passion and depth that comes from meaningful time spent with God and His Word. In Deep Preaching (B&H Books) Kent Edwards reminds us why we preach and offers powerful insights about developing and preaching sermons that go far beyond the superficial.
After an introductory section demonstrating why preaching still matters today, Edwards reminds us that effective preaching must “start with your heart”-that is, the character of the preacher is the first step in developing messages that make a difference. After discussing the centrality of Scripture in what we preach, Edwards then explores at length the role of the Holy Spirit in preaching and how the spiritual disciplines relate to our role as proclaimers of God’s Word. Moving into the mechanics of crafting the sermon, he surveys the exegetical process then offers a helpful discussion of the use of metaphor in the sermon. He suggests useful questions the preacher can ask to guide himself through the homiletical process.
In Deep Preaching, Edwards offers preachers practical counsel for digging deeper as they proclaim God’s Word. This book is less about preaching methodology than about an attitude of openness to the Spirit of God as a source and guide, as he reminds us that the power of the sermon ultimately depends on the work of the Holy Spirit. Anyone who preaches will find much of value in this fine book.