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Book Review – Progress in the Pulpit

July 14, 2017

Although I do not regularly preach, I do some pulpit supply and so I thought Jerry Vines & Jim Shaddix’s new book Progress in the Pulpit might be some good “professional development” for me. To say I was not disappointed is an understatement!

With over 40 years each of preaching experience as well as extensive teaching and writing experience on the topic, the authors write with passion, freshness, and an understanding of the challenges of living and preaching in 2017. After a general introduction, the book divides into three sections: defining, developing and delivering the sermon, and each section consists of four chapters. Thoughtful and full of sage advice, the authors also include useful examples, along with a good sense of humor and recognition of 21st century realities. Along the way, various preaching issues are graciously interacted with clearly.

As one might expect from two veteran preacher teachers, there is little to criticize. Just go out and buy the book and enjoy watching your preaching (or a friends) improve!

Note: The book was provided to the reviewer by the publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased blog review.



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