Research shows that the number one reason people attend worship is to hear the sermon. This sensitive, informative and practical book is designed to help preachers deepen their skills and impact. Each chapter discusses findings from Carrell’s twelve years of research and teaching on “sermon communication”. Throughout, readers will find Reflective Practice Challenges (RPC’s) to help them apply the research to their own ministry. Quotes and anecdotes from working preachers make the content accessible and relevant. The author approaches her audience with respect for the adult learner’s experience, motivation and capacity. It is a book for any preacher, from novice to veteran, who is committed to preparing and delivering high-impact sermons.
Reviewed by Marie F. Fleming