- By John Koessler

Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching

  • Title: Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching
  • Author: John Koessler
  • ISBN: 9780310325611
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Folly Grace and Power The Mysterious Act of Preaching When you stand before your congregation what do you hope to accomplish when you preach the Word If people have Bibles and the freedom to read and pray on their own why do they need you In short what

    When you stand before your congregation, what do you hope to accomplish when you preach the Word If people have Bibles and the freedom to read and pray on their own why do they need you In short, what do you bring to the table Author, pastor, and professor John Koessler answers those questions and many Why does one sermon have a powerful effect on the audience whilWhen you stand before your congregation, what do you hope to accomplish when you preach the Word If people have Bibles and the freedom to read and pray on their own why do they need you In short, what do you bring to the table Author, pastor, and professor John Koessler answers those questions and many Why does one sermon have a powerful effect on the audience while another falls flat Why should listeners heed what the preacher says Is human language adequate for facilitating an encounter with God What is the point of preaching a sermon Folly, Grace, and Power is a must read for pastors, seminarians, and lay leaders charged with the task of preaching God s word This essential book is both a stern reminder of the sacredness of the awesome job of being a preacher, as well as a how to that reveals the key to speaking powerfully on God s behalf.

    1 thought on “Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching

    1. This is a useful book about preaching that our pastoral staff used to discuss this topic. I would recommend it. For me, one of the main take aways was the reminder of the importance of words when preaching. Sermons are made up of words so preachers must carefully craft their words when constructing a sermon.

    2. John Koessler, Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 150 pp. $13.10Most books devoted to exploring the mandate to preach the Word of God focus on homiletical method. They help young preachers craft an introduction and a conclusion. They help young theologians with good exegetical skills. They discuss tone, body language, and eye contact.John Koessler’s new book, Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching is different. Koessler’s book [...]

    3. Just as when I sat in his classes, he makes you think. But even better, he encourages you to preach, and preach well. A book that I will return to again, and often. Thanks again Dr. Koessler.

    4. Great Book on preaching and what it is. I really liked the way in which preaching is viewed in such high regard. It is a monumental task to help others prepare for eternity.

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