The book for which I’ve been so patiently waiting has finally arrived! It’s called Preaching That Matters by Dr. Lori Carrell. The subtitle is “Reflective Practices for Transforming Sermons.” The publisher is ALBAN.
The Alban Institute
131 Elden Street, Suite 202
Herndon, VA 20170
With the 242-page review copy I received, the only information I didn’t get was the price!
I have started my second reading. All the quotes I sent you before are from her manuscript. Here are just three of the many endorsements of the book:
“It is one thing to challenge preachers to prepare and deliver sermons that not only inform but transform; it is another thing altogether to offer them a way to reach that goal. Lori Carrell invites preachers to engage in reflective practices and constructive activities to break bad preaching habits and develop an approach to preaching based on solid sermon communication research.”
—Lucy Lind Hogan
Wesley Theological Seminary
“If preachers will devote themselves to reading, praying, and listening their way through this book, it will push the public preaching of the gospel in the direction it so desperately needs to go.”
—Dwight A. Moody, President
Academy of Preachers
“Lori Carrell is tenacious in her determination to help preachers get better at preaching the most important message on the planet. I unreservedly recommend Preaching that Matters to anyone who takes serious wanting to get better in their preaching.”
—Pastor Bill Lenz
Christ the Rock Community Church
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