A Manual for Preaching (Paperback)

The Journey from Text to Sermon

By Abraham Kuruvilla

Baker Academic, 9780801098635, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

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Hardcover (10/15/2019)

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Abraham Kuruvilla's A Vision for Preaching offered an integrated biblical and theological vision for preaching. A Manual for Preaching addresses the practical (and perennial) issue of how to move from the biblical text to an effective sermon. The author, a well-respected teacher of preachers, shows how to discern the text's theological meaning and let that meaning shape the development of the sermon. Clearly written and illustrated with Old Testament and New Testament examples, the book helps preachers negotiate larger swaths of Scripture and includes two annotated sermon manuscripts from Kuruvilla.

About the Author

Abraham Kuruvilla (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is senior research professor of preaching and pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He authored A Vision for Preaching (a Preaching Today Book Award winner) and Privilege the Text! A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching. A past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, he blogs regularly at homiletix.com.