How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder : Tips from a Master Homilist
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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, 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|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|