Preaching is an essential component of priestly ministry and a means of pastoral engagement with the community, incarnating the holy and the eternal in the local and the w, and articulating the prophetic voice of the Church. It is a high calling and preachers rightly feel daunted by it. This wise, elegant and practical companion, illustrated with examples of sermon texts, offers a rich doctrine of preaching in the Anglican tradition that will inspire confidence and hone skills. It explores key aspects of preaching including: * Scripture as the heart of all preaching * Preaching as mission and engagement with the wider world * Preaching to all ages - the use of story * Preaching and rites of passage - baptisms, wedding and funerals * Preaching through the liturgical year including festivals For beginners and seasoned preachers alike, this resource will provide inspiration over and over again.
Jeremy Davies was, until his retirement, Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral where his preaching was renowned. He is frequently invited to preach in the US and is a popular conference speaker.