A Comprehensive Resource for Today's Communicators This extensive encyclopedia is the most complete and practical work ever published on the art and craft of biblical preaching. The 11 major sections contain almost 200 articles, which cover every possible preaching topic, including changing lives, sermon structure, the big idea, introductions, outlining, transitions, conclusions, passionate delivery, application, leveraging illustrations, telling stories, preaching narrative texts, topical preaching, expository preaching, evangelistic preaching, preaching to postmoderns, using humor, speaking with authority, and many others. Entries are characterized by intensely practical and vivid writing designed to help preachers deepen their understanding and sharpen their communication skills. The contributors include a virtual Who's Who of preaching from a cross section of deminations and traditions, such as John Ortberg, Rick Warren, Warren Wiersbe, Alice Mathews, John Piper, Andy Stanley, and many others. Haddon Robinson and Craig Brian Larson--two of today's most respected voices in preaching--provide editorial oversight.
Craig Brian Larson is editor of PreachingToday.com, an online journal and illustration service. He also pastors a church in Chicago. His books include Movie-Based Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching, Contemporary Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers, and Preaching that Connects. He and his family live in the Chicago suburbs. Haddon Robinson (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, MA, Southern Methodist University, PhD, University of Illinois) is the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he is widely regarded as an expert in the area of preaching.