Best Advice for Preaching

(John S. McClure). Fortress Press, 1998.

Editor John McClure has gathered the counsel of twenty-seven outstanding Christian preachers and put them in dialogue with each other. In each chapter, a different author guides the dialogue. William Sloane Coffin and Walter Burghardt discuss theological reflection. J. Philip Wogaman and Barbara Brown Taylor advise an annual retreat to plan sermons for the year. Fred Craddock and Joanna Adams tell how they organize their material. Barbara Lundblad and Virgilio Elizondo describe how they polish a sermon. David H.C. Read and John Vannorsdell explain how the sermon fits into the whole worship experience. Thomas Ridenhour explores the range of resources available when constructing a sermon. Each chapter includes instructions, advice, and frequently asked questions. Those called to preach, those new to preaching, and seasoned preachers will appreciate this immensely practical book on the art of preaching.