(Editor’s note: The books feature earlier in this issue replaces the normal, full-length reviews normally included. This regular feature will resume in the March-April issue. We hope that you will enjoy the Booknotes which are included.)
Alton H. McEachern. The Lord’s Presence. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1986. 154 pp., $4.95, pb.
The pastor of First Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC (and a Contributing Editor of Preaching), provides a selection of 40 worship services planned to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Each section includes a suggested order of worship and a brief devotional message; each service is based on a particular text. Pastors will find helpful insights and resources in this modestly-priced volume.
Jard DeVille. Pastor’s Handbook on Interpersonal Relationships. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1986. 243 pp., $8.95, pb.
“Successful congregational leadership harnesses the physical, mental and spiritual talents within the parish, so that people increasingly find personal redemption and on-going sanctification in Christ-exemplified lifestyles,” says DeVille. In this volume he attempts to bring insights on management and leadership into a guide for pastors. This is an area of real need, and many pastors will benefit from the insights offered. DeVille is professor of leadership at Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis.
Clark K. Pinnock. Three Keys to Spiritual Renewal. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1985. 100 pp., $4.95, pb.
This widely-known Canadian evangelical theologian offers a challenge to the church to move into a new era of spiritual reformation. He calls for a return to Biblical truth, a dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit, and obedience to Christ’s charge to be salt and light in a secular society.
Dennis J. Hester, compiler. The Vance Havner Quotebook. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1986. 252 pp., hb.
Few preachers can turn a phrase the way Vance Havner did for decades. Havner was a popular preacher-evangelist who died in 1986, and this delightful collection of “Havnerisms” is a timely tribute to him. Hester has selected hundreds of quotations and arranged them under topic headings, from “Abraham” to “Youth.” This one will be fun to read even if you’re not a preacher!
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The Miracle of Grace. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1986. 115 pp., $5.95, pb.
Lloyd-Jones succeeded G. Campbell Morgan at London’s Westminster Chapel, and ranks as one of this century’s preeminent preachers. This collection of 14 expository sermons covers a variety of topics, and provides a number of excellent models for Biblical preaching.

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