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 mastered the narrative style of preaching and he serves as an encourager to preaching ministers to move more in that direction of proclamation. He is not dismissive of other approaches to preaching, rather he believes the narrative form of proclamation has it’s place in the pulpit as well.
Few people have the gift of making the Bible come alive by means of the narrative like Calvin Miller. He is an excellent example of how a preacher can be Biblical in foundation and narrative in content.
Preaching pastors, younger and older, have much to learn from Calvin Miller. He is an insightful writer and a stimulating preacher. Rare is the occasion when an effective preacher is also a gifted writer. Calvin Miller is one such exception and his book, Preaching, is exhibit A, proving this salient point.
Rick Lance