• Preaching with Variety
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    ISBN: 9780825420191

    Pages: 240

    Publication date: 2-21-2007

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Ministry

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    Preaching with Variety

    How to Re-create the Dynamics of Biblical Genres


    “Jeffrey Arthurs offers us a great deal of help to take us away from turning out cookie cutter sermons and allowing us to preach God’s Word with imagination and freshness.”

    —Haddon W. Robinson
    Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching
    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Author, Biblical Preaching

    “Variety—God is committed to it, and listeners need it. Prodded by these compelling observations, Arthurs tackles the variety in biblical literature—psalms, stories, parables, proverbs, epistles, and apocalyptic visions—and shows how to preach each one in a variety of ways. This is a clear and substantive book, written with wit and insight.”

    —Donald Sunukjian
    Professor of Preaching, Talbot School of Theology
    Author, Invitation to Biblical Preaching

    “In this well-written book, Jeffrey Arthurs carefully and concisely instructs preachers to preach from various biblical genres with skill. His insights and suggestions will help any pastor to preach with variety.”

    —Scott M. Gibson
    Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Ministry
    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Editor, Preaching the Old Testament

    “One of the great needs of preaching in our day is to let the biblical text speak with its own voice, rather than trying to stuff it into a predictable, pre digested package. Jeffrey Arthurs offers valuable and practical insights that will help any preacher better communicate biblical truth with freshness and faithfulness.”

    —Michael Duduit
    Editor, Preaching magazine

    “Jeffrey Arthurs is a wordsmith, a message-smith, a master communicator. You will learn much from him.”

    —Craig Brian Larson
    Editor, PreachingToday.com

    Preaching with Variety reveals how pastors can preach creatively by borrowing the dynamics of six genres or forms found in the Bible. Each chapter includes practical “Try this” suggestions and ends with a quick checklist for preachers to consider when preaching from each of the six genres. Readers will learn how to expand their repertoire of creative, interesting, and relevant sermons.

    Jeffrey D. Arthurs (Ph.D., Purdue University) is associate professor of preaching and communication and dean of the chapel at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is an avid preacher and active scholar.