With clarity and wit, preacher and writer Sondra Willobee explores the joyful process of crafting effective sermons. Gathering the strategies of good writers, Willobee shows how to capture and keep listeners' attention, how to generate suspense through structure, and how to increase impact with vivid language. In addition, Willobee offers examples, exercises, and reflections that help turn each chapter into a preaching workshop. The result is a book that will rekindle the creativity of experienced preachers and help new preachers develop their own compelling voices.
Sondra B. Willobee is Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in South Lyon, Michigan. Her writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Driftwood Review, Windhover, Weathervane, and The Michigan Christian Advocate.