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.

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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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?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.

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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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