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Preaching, Pure and Simple

1 January 2011 | by Stuart Olyott

ISBN: 9781850492047
Pages: 196
Price: £10.99
PB 214x136mm
Published by Bryntirion Press

What is preaching? Why is some preaching arresting and pwerful, and some boring and flat? How do you prepare sermons?

The author states that God’s work in the world and preaching are intimately linked; ‘The kingdom of God and preaching are like conjoined twins who cannot be sepoarated; they stand or fall together.’

This book is based on the author’s preaching seminars held over the years in Switzerland, England and Wales, while additional material is taken from lectures given at the Evangelical Theological College of Wales, Bryntirion, Bridgend.

The author insists that a sermon should be rooted in accurate exegesis, charicterised by doctrinal substance, Christ-centredness and supernatural authority, as well as being clear, direct, vivid, helpful and moving. His book explains why.

A closing section outlines a suggester method of sermon preparation, and there follows a tribute to Hugh D. Morgan, a preacher who exemplified the principles outlines in this book.

Stuart Olyott, born in Pakistan in 1942, was brought up in Asia, Chester and West Wales. He has held pastorates in London, Liverpool and Lausanne, and was Pastoral Director of the EMW. He travelled widely as a conference speaker and is the author of several books.


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