Released in the UK MAY 2009
Released in the US JULY 2009
Trade | 128 Pages | PB
978-1-84550-464-9 • £7.99 $12.99
Preaching & Sermon Preparation
BIC – HRC/CPH/PRE
BISAC – REL080000
"This little book is written for ordinary ministers who preach regularly to ordinary people in ordinary places. Most of us preach in gatherings that are smaller than we would wish and tougher than we might have hoped when we entered pastoral ministry. There is a voice on our shoulders who whispers as we prepare, and then as we preach, 'Is it really worth it?" From The Introduction Christopher Ash tell us that it is worth it. More than that, he sets out a charter for preaching that draws from the very roots of the Old Testament - showing us that nothing in the world is more worthwhile - for preaching is God's strategy to rebuild a broken world.
Christopher Ash is Writer-in-Residence at Tyndale House and Ministry Trainer at St. Andrew the Great church in Cambridge. From 2004 to 2015 he was Director of the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course. He has written several books, including 'Bible Delight: Psalm 119 for the Bible teacher and Bible hearer'.
"All in all I found this short book to be as helpful as anything that I've read in a long while on expository preaching. I commend it warmly to all."
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
"Above all, I want to encourage us to our desks, our prayer, our preparation, and our love for people, with a new spring in our steps as we labour at loving people by preaching to them week by week. My prayer is that this book will encourage the discouraged preacher to persevere with fresh zeal and enthusiasm, because I have convinced you that this Sunday men and women can hear the voice of the living God from your mouth."
Writer-in-Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge