A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday by Mary S. Hulst

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Why would anyone other than a preacher read a handbook for preachers? While this book is packed with clear, practical encouragement and suggestions for preachers, it also offers a quick education for those in the pews.

Hulst, who is College Chaplain at Calvin College, suggests ideas anyone serving in a church can use—as a youth leader, do I contextualize my words? As an elder, do I listen for the hurt behind the complaint? As a liturgist, am I using my voice to its best potential? As a congregant, am I really looking for God’s story in the sermon? How should I try to understand Scripture in my personal reading or with my Bible study group?

This is a great resource for worship committees and councils, especially as they seek to support those who stand behind the pulpit each Sunday. (InterVarsity)

About the Author

Kristy Quist is Tuned In editor for The Banner and a member of Neland Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.