As you think about volumes to order for summer reading, one book that should be on any bibliophile’s list is The Time of Our Lives (Twelve) by Peggy Noonan. Noonan is a former speechwriter for Reagan and Bush 41, and for many years has written a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal. This fascinating volume is a collection of some of her best past work, and is not only valuable for its insightful commentary but for the sheer beauty of her writing. Preachers are communicators, and we can learn much from other gifted communicators. Noonan is one of the best around, and you’ll enjoy this collection drawn from her columns and speeches.

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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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