Believing in Preaching: What Listeners Hear in Sermons

Chalice Press, 2005.

When the authors of this book set about analyzing the data and reporting the findings of their extensive study on how laity hear sermons, they thought they would be sharing what listeners reported helps them enter into the meaning of a sermon and what prevents them from hearing what the preacher is saying. In a way, Believing in Preaching accomplishes this. But the surprising revelation of the study was the remarkable diversity with respect to how people listen to sermons. From the Channels of Listening series.