Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching
"When I was in seminary, my homiletics professor encouraged us to set a lifetime goal of reading at least one book each year on preaching. If you can read only one book this year on preaching, make it Feed My Sheep. Students and experienced preachers alike can find both timely and timeless teaching here. Feed My Sheep is simply one of the best books on preaching to come along in years."See All
author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Kansas City, Mo.
"There has never been a greater need for good preaching, and this book will help. In it some of the best preachers I know share their passion for preaching biblical, practical, expositional sermons that inform the mind and touch the heart. Feed My Sheep will be a tremendous help to anyone learning to preach and will provide real refreshment for anyone in the gospel ministry."See All
Philip Graham Ryken
President, Wheaton College
"There are a lot of books on preaching today, but not many good ones-this one is good. The subjects covered (and the accents of the authors as well) commend this volume to the minister and seminary student-and, indeed, to the church member who wants to learn what a real preaching ministry looks like, and who wants that for his church and from his pastor. It is spiritually challenging and topically pertinent."See All
J. Ligon Duncan III
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Miss.
"Here some of this generation's most skilled shepherds provide passionate explanations of the priority and power of preaching God's Word so that it is a feast for Christ's sheep."See All
President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
"Feed My Sheep is not only a passionate plea for preaching, but also a thorough review of what constitutes good preaching. Every minister of God's Word will profit from prayerfully reading this book."See All
author of The Pursuit of Holiness, Colorado Springs, Colo.
"This book combines the wisdom and experience of a number of the foremost preachers of the present day. If it is received as it ought to be, we may yet see a mighty change for good in the current spiritual scene. I hope it will be widely read."See All
Co-founder, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland
"This is the most compelling plea to restore preaching to its time-honored status that I have ever read. This book deserves to be read and reread to light the fire of passion and conviction for all who would publicly proclaim, 'Thus says the Lord.'"See All
Senior Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago, Ill.
The apostle Paul declared that "what we preach" was "folly" in the eyes of many in his time (1 Cor. 1:21). Such is always the world's response to the gospel. But in our day, it seems that the method behind Paul's message - preaching - is itself an object of ridicule, even within the evangelical church. In an age of short attention spans and entertainment "consumers," many churches are yielding to pressure to set aside preaching in their worship services in favor of more "relevant" methodologies.
In Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, an outstanding team of pastors and scholars says to the modern church: "Turn back!" Preaching is not just one of many acceptable methodologies that the church may employ as the cultural landscape changes. Rather, the preaching of God's Word is the biblically mandated method by which unbelievers are to be converted and churches built up in the faith.
This book reveals the biblical basis for preaching, sketches the way it ought to be practiced, and shows the many practical benefits that flow from strong pulpits. Here is encouragement for preachers and wise counsel for those who desire to sit under the ministry of the Word of God preached.
Contributors: R. Albert Mohler Jr, James Montgomery Boice, Derek W. H. Thomas, Joel R. Beeke, R. C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., Sinclair B. Ferguson, Don Kistler, Eric J. Alexander, John Piper, John MacArthur
About the Contributors
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
James Montgomery Boice, late pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa.
Derek W. H. Thomas, professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.
Joel R. Beeke, seminary president, professor of theology and homiletics, and pastor in Grand Rapids, Mich.
R. C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier Ministries and minister of preaching and teaching at St. Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Fla.
R.C. Sproul Jr., director of the Highlands Study Center in Bristol, Va.
Sinclair B. Ferguson, senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C.
Don Kistler, a Bible teacher, author, editor of dozens of Puritan books, and general editor of Feed My Sheep.
Eric J. Alexander, retired pastor of St. George's-Tron Church in Glasgow, Scotland.
John Piper, pastor for preaching and vision at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn.
John MacArthur, pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif.