How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder : Tips from a Master Homilist

ISBN-10: 1592761984
ISBN-13: 9781592761982
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Description: Sincere, encouraging, and downright practical, Fr. McBride's How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder makes it easy to connect with your parishioners every Sunday and drive them to a higher calling. Blending simple-to-follow instructions,  More...

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 158
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Sincere, encouraging, and downright practical, Fr. McBride's How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder makes it easy to connect with your parishioners every Sunday and drive them to a higher calling. Blending simple-to-follow instructions, proven strategies, and the occasional rule, this guidebook encapsulates 50 years of sermon mastery from one of the most notable preachers of our time. Comprehensive yet compact, How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder includes practical steps for overcoming public-speaking fears and time-saving tips for finding relevant stories that warrant sharing. Includes special tips for weddings, funerals, and Masses for children. Each chapter begins with a brief story about Church history's greatest preachers, from Augustine to present and draws a practical lesson from them. Great homilies are the key to thriving parishes. Note: Content helpful for any parish staff who speaks to groups.

Preface
Introduction
Let God's Word Own You: The secret of St. Augustine's preaching
Call People to Faith: The preacher: St. John Chrysostom
Begin with a Story: St. Ambrose dramatizes Scripture
Study the Bible: Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ: St. Jerome
Preach Christ: St. Leo the Great: defender of the Incarnation
Welcome the New Evangelization: St. Gregory the Great: creating Christian Europe
Say the Idea - Speak a Picture: St. Thomas Aquinas: the marriage of reason and faith
Preaching about the Saints: St. Catherine of Siena...she changed the mind of a pope
Marian Homilies: St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Preaching Should Be a Prayer, Not a Performance: St. Teresa of Avila - a Doctor of Prayer
Humor in Homilies?: St. Philip Neri: God's clown became the Apostle of Rome
Wedding Homilies: St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
Funeral Homilies: St. Paul the Apostle
Some Preaching Lessons from Cardinal Newman
Children's Homilies: St. Therese of Lisieux: her "little way" of spiritual childhood
Baptism Homilies: St. John the Baptist
Advent Homilies: Isaiah: prophet of the Advent
Christmas Homilies: St. Norbert: began his Order on Christmas Day
How to Deliver a Homily: St. Francis de Sales: under the radar
Lenten Homilies: Sr. Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A.: she lived the mystery of the Cross
Preaching Easter: Cardinal Joseph Bernardin: he witnessed the Risen Lord
Pentecost: Preaching the Holy Spirit: Pope John Paul II: Be not afraid - overcoming fear of preaching
Remote Preparation for Homilies: How God prepared St. Paul to preach
How to Talk: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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