With Easter approaching, pastors will be looking to books to encourage and inspire their preaching for that special day. One such volume is the new book To the Cross: Proclaiming the Gospel From the Upper Room to Calvary (IVP Books) by Christopher J.H.Wright. Wright draws on his scholarly insight and pastoral experience to lead the reader through the events of Jesus’ Passion, beginning with the Last Supper and ending at the cross. Of particular value to preachers is a closing chapter offering suggestions for preaching on these New Testament texts. If you haven’t already planned your Easter sermon series, this little book offers some big help.

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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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