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Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel

by Russell D. Moore B&H BOOKS / 2015 This is a very well-written and timely book authored by the leader of our SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. In this work Moore makes a strong case for what he calls “convictional kindness” in relationship to a culture that is increasingly in opposition to our biblical worldview. Each chapter spotlights a major issue

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Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice

by Franklin L. Kirksey Published by Word Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice is a comprehensive book on preaching that remarkably provides a survey of the whole subject in a short page span.  Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey presents a compendium of information that is a veritable anthology of great preachers, past and present,

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Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition

by Calvin Miller Baker Books (2006) – Hardback – 284 pages. Calvin Miller has done it again. The noted author and former professor of preaching at Beeson Divinity School of Samford Univeristy, has published a book on sermon making simply titled, Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition. Miller is an artist in the pulpit. He has

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Preaching to a Postmodern World

by Graham Johnston Baker, 2001, Paperback Preaching to a Postmodern World is the title of one of my favorite books that I read in 2002. The author, Graham Johnston, is an evangelical minister who serves as a senior pastor in Western Australia. In this insightful presentation for biblical communicators, Dr. Johnston told about an encounter he

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The Preacher and The Presidents

by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy Center Street, 2007,  Hardcover The Preacher and The Presidents, co-authored by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, veteran reporters for Time Magazine, is one the very best books I read during the last year. These authors had unusual access to the famous evangelist, as well as those closest to the ten

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The Papa Prayer: The Prayer You’ve Never Prayed

by Larry Crabb Integrity Publishers, 2006 Why read another book on the Lord’s Prayer? On the surface, that may seem to be a good question, but it is almost like asking, why read another book about the Bible? The Papa Prayer, written by long time author Larry Crabb, is worth your time commitment in terms of

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Meditations of the Heart: Thoughts on the Christian Life

by Donnie L. Martin Publisher: CreateSpace, May 12, 2011, Charleston, SC A short description of MEDITATIONS OF THE HEART can be found in the word M-E-D-I-T-A-T-E. It is a Motivational, Exegetical, Devotional, Inspirational, Theological, Applicational, Transformational, Educational collection of writings for those in every situation of life from a seasoned pastor/teacher. From the Preface: Rev.

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Once Upon a Tree: Answering the Ten Crucial Questions of Life

by Calvin Miller Howard Publishing Co., Inc., 2002, Paperback. “Calvin Miller’s signature book titled Once Upon a Tree presents the significance of the cross of Jesus Christ as it relates to salvation, suffering and self-sacrifice among other things. He cites John 14:6 and clearly presents the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ alone for salvation. He also emphasizes

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Creating Stories That Connect

by  D. Bruce Seymour Kregel Publications, 2007, Paperback Creating Stories That Connect: A Pastor’s Guide to Storytelling, is well worth the time of the preaching pastor. In the vein of Calvin Miller, author Bruce Seymour offers help to all of us who face the challenge of communicating “the old old story” to Biblically illiterate generations of people we

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A City Upon a Hill

by Larry Witham Harper Collins A City Upon a Hill, is a unique consideration of America through the lens of the sermon. Essentially, Larry Witham has given the reading public a four hundred year history of preaching in America. In a analytically artful way, Witham has described how sermons have shaped America’s self-understanding from colonial

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