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- ISBN 9780801026409
- Author QUICKE MICHAEL
- Pub Date 27/10/2010
Much of the malaise of the mainstream Western church results directly from preaching that is far from healthy. A surpris...
Much of the malaise of the mainstream Western church results directly from preaching that is far from healthy.
A surprising number of new books have been thrown at the problem, advocating fresh styles and techniques or simply restating the case for traditional expository preaching, but preachers are left overwhelmed and confused and their listeners remain just plain bored.
With '360-Degree Preaching', veteran preacher Michael Quicke brings expository preaching to a postmodern world. As someone who preaches every Sunday, he has witnessed the transforming power of preaching first hand for over thirty years. As he teaches students and pastors the art of preaching, his goal is to encourage preachers and those who train to be preachers.
In part 1, Quicke offers some vital principles for biblical preaching. He examines the scriptural roots of preaching and the importance of preaching throughout church history. He analyses the current situation and suggests that the way forward lies in a recommitment to preaching's Trinitarian dynamic, which Quick calls '360-degree preaching.' He calls for courageous and thoughtful engagement with culture and examines the effect of a preacher's spirituality upon preaching. He rounds out this first section with implications for preaching in our changing times.
Part 2 focuses on preaching practices and invites preachers to join in the 'preaching swim,' Quicke's model for the rigorous practical journey all preachers make each time they preach: immersion in Scripture, interpretation for today, sermon design, sermon delivery, and outcome. The book concludes with a sermon evaluation form and a sample sermon produced according to the model Quicke offers.
'360-Degree Preaching' is a vital tool for preaching students preparing for ministry and pastors looking for fresh insight into communicating to postmodern parishoners.
'[Quicke] challenges a popular metaphor for preaching, suggests a better alternative, and encourages preachers. The result is a book that takes seriously the challenges of preaching in the 21st century but faces them with a hopefulness rooted in God's character and activity.'
--Evangelical Homiletics Society