Description : The story of a man with his wife and family who came out of Appalachia. An ex-Marine who accepted the challenge of making a living for his family while answering Gods eternal call on his life. A simple man who overcame the odds, finished college, bought a house, worked two or more jobs and maintained his sense of humor. This book is his story."Jack Stone tells his life story with amazing recall and detail that is entertaining, educational, and inspiring. After each chapter you want to read the next. He gives great insight into Appalachian, military, academic, religious, and political subcultures. He has written with frankness, an innocent kind of honesty. His story is enriched by the colorful descriptions of the people he has known. There is humor, conflict, crises, and even mystical experience in Jack's life. He tells how he received, resisted, and yet answered the call to preach. He describes the evolution of his theological and Biblical understanding. He reveals how God blessed his ministry.
Description : The Preacher as Storyteller takes a skills-development approach to its timely homiletics topic. In short, author Austin B. Tucker reasons that "You can greatly improve your preaching by sharpening storytelling skills...A story can touch the latch spring of the heart to let the life-changing gospel come in." This book clearly helps pastors and pastoral students improve the effectiveness of their preaching by better understanding and employing the techniques of great storytelling.
Description : An exploration of the teaching of one of Europe's most influential churchmen of the early fifteenth century.
Description : A Few Things a Young Preacher Needs to Know” is not intended to be a step by step guide outlining all the things a Pastor/Preacher must do or be. Its intent is to furnish a few do’s and don’ts that are essential to being a successful or good Preacher/Pastor. This is not to say that I am or was, or will be ... but to help some of you profit or learn from my mistakes and experience. Only God can make any of us an instrument for His glory, honor and praise, or to have us be what we were made for. Nothing I (we) want to do or can do, will cause His will to be done in the perfect way except to do it as He wants it done. My desire is that this will be easy reading and spark your interest even if you are not a minister/pastor or even contemplating anything. Perhaps you are simply interested in knowing more about your church and leaders.
Description : Stott takes a fresh look at some of the words used in the New Testament to describe the preacher and his task in order to gain a clearer view of God's revealed ideal for the preacher-what he is and how he is to do his work.
Description : Drawing on his own experience in shepherding a church through a difficult building program, the author explains how to survive the storms of pastoral ministry spiritually and emotionally.
Description : Step into the pulpit in a small membership church, and you’ll sometimes find your fair share of challenges, but you’ll almost always find more than your share of blessings as well. Those blessings, and the chance for authentic, life-transforming preaching, are what preaching in the small membership church are all about. Lewis Parks knows those blessings well. For nearly 40 years he has preached in small membership churches and taught others who serve in them. In this book he lays out the distinct roles that preaching in the small membership church calls on us to fill, and offers down-to-earth, substantive guidance on how to be the best preacher you can be in these most numerous, and most important, outposts of Christ’s church.