Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, and Passion

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Preaching is a strange business. The very word preach has come to mean something we wish someone else would not do to us ("Don't preach to me!" "All I ever get from him is a sermon!"). The idea of standing up and just talking for twenty minutes or more seems hopelessly outdated in a world fascinated by the dance of electronic images that flicker on a screen. Ours is a post-Christian society in which the church's voice--especially as heard from the pulpit--is increasingly drowned out by competing claims for our time and attention. And yet, has there ever been a time when people were more in search of meaning and purpose? In spite of living in a period of affluence and accomplishment, do we not yet feel vulnerable to forces beyond our control? In short, are we not still hungry for a word from God? Adam Hamilton is persuaded that there is a great need and desire for effective preaching today--and that those who learn how to preach effectively for 21st-century people have the potential to made a significant impact upon the lives of their hearers, and through them upon the culture in which they live. Preaching can transform people's lives, change the culture, and renew the church. In fact, it may very well be that no one has a greater potential to bring hope, healing, and light to the community than does the preacher. Offers suggestions, critical insights, and ideas to help make preaching effective and faithful to the gospel.


  • SKU: 9781426725180
  • SKU10: 1426725183
  • Title: Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, and Passion
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Release Date: Dec 01, 2011
  • Category: PASTORAL HELPS
  • Subject: Christian Ministry - Preaching