|A warm and encouraging read. Completely biblical, and clearly written. The book goes through the basics of examining & analyzing the passage, coming to the main point, illustration, application, presentation, the importance of prayer. The author is flexible on exactly how you do your preparation and communication, but he is clear you need to have a single theme for the sermon, and that this them must come from the passage. He discusses preaching a sermon on a single verse, a character, or a whole book of the Bible, as well as the usual mid-sized passage.
|This book set out how to "preach so that people will listen." It is a great overview of the whole task of preparing a sermon. On content: this book helps you get to the heart of each passage by producing a summary sentence for the passage. On communication: it teaches you one particular model of sermon communication (‘State, Explain, Illustrate, Apply’) - and it is a great model.
|Speaking in Public Effectively||Richard|
|Very helpful on practical aspects of preaching
|Lectures to my Students||Charles H.|
|From a different era, but still relevant: big, bold, passionate, funny, comprehensive.
|Warren Wiersbe||Preaching and Teaching with Imagination||A practical guide to creativity in preaching - using word-pictures to capture people's imagination, and help them see that truth is alive.