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Book Review: The People’s Sermon Book Reviews News | July 20, 2023 In The People’s Sermon – Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation, author Shauna K. Hannan shares her belief that a person called to preach “is not the sole… Read More
Book Review: Small Preaching: 25 Little Things You Can Do Now to Become a Better Preacher Book Reviews News | Small Preaching by Jonathan Pennington works off the premise that preachers can significantly improve their skills by attending to small skills and strategies without having to entirely reinvent their preaching… Read More
Book Review: Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change Book Reviews Inspirations & Thoughts | May 2, 2023 In Tempered Resilience (IntraVarsity Press: 2020), author Tod Bolsinger presents an extended metaphor for leadership development based on observing—and trying—blacksmithing. He sees in the smith’s forge an intensity of stresses… Read More
Book Review: To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope Book Reviews Inspirations & Thoughts | If you ever wondered how fresh-faced optimism could work in lockstep with inescapable grief, Jennifer Bailey’s phenomenal book is your answer. In To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss,… Read More
Book Review: The Gospel People Don’t Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages Book Reviews | January 22, 2023 By Laura Siriani The provocative title of Lisa Cressman’s book was intriguing for this deacon. Today, more than ever, we preachers are challenged to balance both courageous preaching and a… Read More
Book Review: Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit Book Reviews | By Sylvia Sweeney Few can dispute human beings are on the cusp of a new age the likes of which the world has never seen before. As a result, it… Read More
Book Review: Toward an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology Book Reviews | September 9, 2022 By Thomas Ni Towards an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology. Gale Yee. Eugene, OR, Cascade Books: 2021. $27.00. Towards an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology by… Read More
Book Review: A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church Book Reviews | September 8, 2022 By Kate Spelman A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church. Wilda C. Gafney. New York, Church Publishing: 2021. $36.95. Wilda C. Gafney’s monumental, multi-volume A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole… Read More
The Beatitudes through the Ages Book Reviews | January 15, 2022 The Beatitudes, I wrote in Preaching Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts (Abingdon Press, 2018), has become a political document. Nothing like “Blessed are the poor in spirit” to… Read More