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Friday, September 2, 2011

My Top 12 “Must Reads” for Preachers

Here is a list of the books that have most significantly enhanced, changed, corrected, and confirmed my preaching convictions and habits. They are listed in no particular order. Some are mentioned because of how they shifted homiletic thought in some ground-breaking ways. Others are listed because they are helpful for the nuts and bolts of preaching. Some focus more on the science of preaching and others on the art of preaching. Some are primarily concerned with the theology that undergirds preaching and others with the practice that guides preaching week to week. All, I hope, are worthy of your valuable time.

-The Witness of Preaching by Thomas Long

-Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley

-Preaching in the Spirit by Dennis Kinlaw

-Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson

-The Homiletical Plot by Eugene Lowry

-The Preaching Life by Barbara Brown Taylor

-As One Without Authority by Fred Craddock

-Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner

-Company of Preachers ed. by Richard Lischer

-Homiletic by David Buttrick

-Designing the Sermon by James Earl Massey

-Preaching Essentials: A Practical Guide by Lenny Luchetti (I hope my book, to be released in May 2012, is worthy to be considered a “must read” for preachers someday.)

3 comments:

Ken Schenck said...
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Ken Schenck said...

Way to make me feel like a loser as a preacher. ;-)

The one I want to read in the next year is The Homiletical Plot by Eugene Lowry.

Very helpful!

Lenny Luchetti said...

Yeh, Ken, will you bible scholars make us preachers feel like losers all the time too:-)