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  • The Moody Handbook of Preaching

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"Why is it that some can preach for an hour and it seems like five minutes, while others preach for only five minutes and it seems like an hour?" —Haddon Robinson

The Moody Handbook of Preaching answers this question and many others through the experience, knowledge, and understanding of men and women who are experts in their fields and who love God and His church.

Chapters are divided into four sections—Forming a Philosophy of Preaching, Mining the Text, Illustrating Truth, and Developing Methodology—that offer a multidisciplinary approach to preaching. Delve deep into topics such as:

  • Why Expository Preaching?
  • How Women Hear the Sermon
  • Preaching Historical Narrative
  • Drama and the Sermon
  • Using Technology to Enhance the Sermon
  • Sermons that Move
  • Exegeting Your Audience

Seasoned pastors and rookie seminarians alike will benefit from this handbook that features the work of graduate and undergraduate professors at Moody Bible Institute as well as three Moody presidents.

Discover insights and greater understanding on your path to better preaching.

About the Author

John Koessler
JOHN KOESSLER is a professor emeritus at Moody Bible Institute where he served on the faculty since 1994. Prior to joining the Moody faculty, John served as pastor of Valley Chapel in Green Valley, IL for nine years. He is an award-winning author who has written thirteen books and numerous magazine articles. He writes the monthly Theology Matters column for Today in the Word and is a frequent workshop leader at the Moody Pastor's Conference. John is married to Jane and they have two adult sons. They live in Ludington, MI.


I like books like this that have an array of authors writing on their specialties, and the professors at Moody are turning out well-equipped preachers. With John Koessler as its general editor, three MBI presidents contributing, and Moody's commitment to biblical preaching, the book has a lot going for it.
-Craig Brian Larson, editor of preaching resources, Christianity Today International

In The Moody Handbook of Preaching, the expertise of one of evangelicalism's most respected institutions is harnessed to help good preachers become better preachers. Read. Enjoy. Preach!
-Dr.  J. Kent Edwards, Professor of Preaching & Leadership, Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, Talbot School of Theology / BIOLA University

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-7064-5
Publish Date: May 2008
Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25
Format: Hardcover