One thing preachers always should welcome is published collections of sermons, and this collection is a particularly distinguished homiletical treasury. Most of the sermons were preached in July 2009 at St. Pierre’s Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, in honor of the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth. St. Pierre’s is where Calvin preached more than 2,000 of his own sermons between 1536 and his death in 1564.

In the hall of fame of those who have shaped Christian thought in two millennia, John Calvin occupies a key role as one of the Reformers who sought to restore the church to biblical fidelity. Yet not only was Calvin a theologian and clerical leader, he was a powerful and prolific preacher. Thus, having a collection of outstanding Reformed preachers gather for a celebration of the proclamation of God’s Word was a fitting method by which to celebrate the life and work of Calvin.

Among the preachers represented in the collection are Sinclair Ferguson, Bryan Chapell, Philip Graham Ryken, Ligon Duncan, Derek W.H. Thomas and several others.

This collection of sermons by a team of gifted expositors is a worthy tribute to that great Genevan preacher in celebration of his 500th birthday.

Preaching Like Calvin offers a rich feast that will nourish any preacher and all who love 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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