Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Preaching books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism (2016)
- Become a Preaching Ninja: Sharpen Your Skills, Hone Your Craft, Maximize Your Impact as a Preacher (2019)
- The Witness of Preaching, Third Edition (2016)
- On Preaching: Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching (2014)
- Preaching (2010)
- Preaching Forward: Calling, Character and Craft (2019)
- Homiletics and Hermeneutics (2018)
- 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching (2018)
- Preaching for the Rest of Us: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching (2018)
- Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity (2018)
- Preaching That Moves People: How To Get Down the Mountain of Your Messages with Maximum Impact (2018)
- Preaching in the Purple Zone (2019)
- The Preaching Life (Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication (Paperback)) (1993)
Most Christians—including pastors—struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people’s lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives.
Become a Preaching Ninja: Sharpen Your Skills, Hone Your Craft, Maximize Your Impact as a Preacher (2019)
WHAT CHURCH LEADERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOKToday’s preacher has plenty of challenges to overcome. With this book, Lane calls us to a level of excellence that pastors need to achieve if we are going to capture the attention of a highly distracted world. If you are looking to take your preaching to the next level, this book will help.
This is a newly revised edition of one of the standard introductory preaching textbooks on the market today. Beginning with a solid theological basis, veteran preacher and best-selling author Thomas G. Long offers a practical, step-by-step guide to writing a sermon. Long centers his approach around the biblical concept of witness.
If you are a pastor, you know the importance of preaching. You have spent time learning and refining the art of preaching because it is vital to the life of God’s people—including the preacher. But you probably also find it challenging. On Preaching is a masterful resource that will refresh your soul and revitalize your preaching ministry. Drawing upon Scripture and years of preaching experience, H. B.
A standard textbook on the art and craft of preaching. Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into an exhaustive text on sermon preparation and preaching. Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, this book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? Craddock’s approach is practical, but also allows for concentrated study of any particular dimension of the process. “Filled with practical wisdom. . . .
As a preacher, you are the response of Heaven to the cry of your city!Clarify your calling, strengthen your character, and develop your craft as a preacher.In this book, Samuel Deuth, the author of the best selling book, Following Jesus, shares from his 20+ years of preaching and ministry leadership experience.Whether you’re just beginning in ministry or you’ve been following the call for years, this book will stir and encourage you in three specific areas that are the Author(s): Samuel Deuth
Homiletics and Hermeneutics (2018)
Scott Gibson and Matthew Kim, both experienced preachers and teachers, have brought together four preaching experts–Bryan Chapell, Kenneth Langley, Abraham Kuruvilla, and Paul Scott Wilson–to present and defend their approach to homiletics. Reflecting current streams of thought in homiletics, the book offers a robust discussion of theological and hermeneutical approaches to preaching and encourages pastors and ministry students to learn about preaching from other theological traditions.
In this expanded second edition of 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching, Dr.
Preaching for the Rest of Us serves as a starter's guide to text-driven preaching. Driven by the conviction that pastors hold the weighty and honorable responsibility of explaining Scripture to their congregations, Gallaty and Smith present a clear step-by-step process for re-presenting Scripture in compelling text-driven sermons. This unique type of preaching is the interpretation and communication of a text of Scripture driven by the substance, structure, and…
As nationalism, patriarchy, and alt-right fear-mongering threaten our troubled nation, the pulpit has again become a subversive space of sacred resistance. In this provocative and powerful collection of sermons from diverse pastors across America, hear the brave and urgent voice of Christians calling for radical change rooted in love, solidarity, and justice.
Preaching That Moves People: How To Get Down the Mountain of Your Messages with Maximum Impact (2018)
Dr. Yancey Arrington says the reason many preachers don't connect with their congregants isn't because they haven't thought through the message, but because they haven't felt through it. In this practical guide for preachers of churches big and small, Arrington offers an innovative and effective paradigm based on his years of coaching preachers that brings the best to bear in both the 'who' and 'how' of the preaching event.
Preaching in the Purple Zone (2019)
Preaching in the Purple Zone is a resource for helping the church understand the challenges facing parish pastors, while encouraging and equipping preachers to address the vital justice issues of our time.This book provides practical instruction for navigating the hazards of prophetic preaching with tested strategies and prudent tactics grounded in biblical and theological foundations.
In her bestselling preaching autobiography Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church. In this warm and poignant collection, Barbara Brown Taylor’s humor and wisdom delve into the meaning of Christian symbols and history―both her own, growing up in the Mid-West and Georgia, and the Church’s, from its earliest beginnings in the Near East.
Best Preaching Books to Read
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Predicadores: Hispanic Preaching and Immigrant Identity
Author(s): Tito Madrazo
ID: 2987200, Publisher: Baylor University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
The Joyful Environmentalist: How to Practise Without Preaching
Author(s): Isabel Losada
ID: 2557479, Publisher: Watkins Media, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Iconophilia: Politics, Religion, Preaching, and the Use of Images in Rome, c.680 - 880
Author(s): Francesca Dell'Acqua
ID: 2603991, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 94 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.