Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

ISBN-10: 0801022967
ISBN-13: 9780801022968
Edition: 2002
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Description: The power of an intriguing story can not only captivate an audience, but when presented in a familiar and personal way, can communicate important truths. With this realization, Steven Mathewson offers here a guide to applying careful expository  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The power of an intriguing story can not only captivate an audience, but when presented in a familiar and personal way, can communicate important truths. With this realization, Steven Mathewson offers here a guide to applying careful expository preaching methods to popular Old Testament stories. Mathewson guides students and preachers through a ten-step process from text selection to sermon delivery. Mathewson then provides sample sermons and iinterviews of from five individuals, including Alice Mathews and Haddon Robinson. This book contains a number of pedagogical features-diagrams, figures, and two appendixes. Seminary students, professors, and pastors will appreciate this valuable tool for refining their narrative preaching skills.

Steven D. Mathewson (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Libertyville, Illinois. He is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute and also teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary. He is author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, which received the Christianity Today merit award and the Preaching magazine Book of the Year award.

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Challenge of Preaching Old Testament Narratives
From Text to Concept
Criteria and Cautions
The Shape of Stories
The People Who Make Stories Interesting
Environmental Issues
Putting Perspective in Perspective
Narrowing the Focus
From Concept to Sermon
Starting the Second Half of the Adventure
Packaging the Big Idea
Determining the Sermon's Purpose
Shaping the Sermon
Outlining the Sermon
Mastering the Storyteller's Craft
Entering and Exiting
Delivering the Goods
Sermon Manuscripts
The Greatest Thing You Can Do for Your Kids (Genesis 22:1-19)
The Cripple's Story (2 Samuel 9)
The High Cost of Lamb (2 Samuel 11-12)
Our Fathers Who Are on Earth (2 Samuel 13-18)
What Do You Do When the Roof Caves In? (Isaiah 7:1-14)
Advanced Plot Analysis
Commentaries on Old Testament Narrative Books
Bibliography
Scripture Index
Subject Index

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