We recently lost a good friend and fine preacher with the passing of long-time homiletics professor Craig Skinner. Just last month we featured his most recent book, The Creative Pulpit (1st Books Library) in our PreachingNow Book of the Month emailing. This book is an excellent compilation of insights and ideas for bringing freshness into contemporary biblical preaching. Skinner points out that “the contemporary pulpit task may better be described as Imagineering a sermon rather than merely engineering it.” The book contains helpful background and solid suggestions for developing innovative messages that are faithful to scripture and touch hearts in a contemporary setting. The foreword is by Fred Craddock. While the book retails for $19.95, you can order it direct from the publisher (888-280-7715) for $16.00 plus shipping.