Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 3218 kregel.com/academic SENSITIVE PREACHING TO THE SEXUALLY HURTING SAM SERIO 978-0-8254-4417-3 • $16.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 208 pages Christian Ministry / Preaching Kregel Ministry Rights: World Today’s church has sadly failed to minister to men and women deeply affected by pornography, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. Church leaders know these broken people sit in their pews. What they don’t know is what to say to them. Those who would speak out directly from the pulpit worry that they will be unwise or insensitive, whatever their intent to the con- trary. They may even fear being fired and losing their ministry altogether. Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting is a ready-to-use resource written from a preaching perspective. Serio examines the causes and consequences of the seven most difficult sexual issues of today. Moreover, he provides appropriate wording to use in crafting sermons, along with corresponding Scripture texts. He examines how preachers can prepare their churches, their hearts, and their sermons for the topic, and how these can all work together to build a healthier future for their congrega- tions and the wider church body. Sam Serio (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is founder and president of Healing Sexual Hurt, based in Atlanta, Georgia. PREACHING OLD TESTAMENT NARRATIVES Preaching with Excellence BENJAMIN H. WALTON 978-0-8254-4258-2 • $18.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 256 pages Christian Ministry / Preaching Kregel Ministry Rights: World Benjamin Walton demonstrates both the interpretive and homiletical skills necessary to preach Old Testament narra- tives well. Walton guides the preacher through selecting a text which is a complete unit of thought; describing the scene in a coherent way; determining the theological message of the text; and carefully crafting a meaningful take-home truth. He doesn’t stop with discovering the core message—the major- ity of the book focuses on delivering the message drawn from these narrative texts. Walton’s approach is not just theoretical. It has been read and tested anonymously by groups of pastors, and their feed- back has been incorporated into the book. This valuable resource will help preachers put all the pieces together, have confidence in what they’re imparting, and maximize their preaching potential for Old Testament narratives. Benjamin H. Walton (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is president of PreachingWorks and adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University. HOMILETICS NEW RELEASE NEW RELEASE