This morning I read Reading For Preaching: The preacher in conversation with storytellers, biographers, poets, and journalists by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. I ordered the book this summer after it was highly recommended to me and was finally able enjoy it this morning because of some unexpected free time.
It is one of the best books on preaching that I have read (I believe I’ve read quite a bit of them, too) and was able to simultaneously: teach me, challenge me, inspire me, and cause me to worship. I already know that my preaching, and those who find themselves (unfortunately or fortunately) listening to it, will be blessed because of the insights and suggestions Plantinga provides in this book.
This isn’t an official book review…. the publisher didn’t send me a copy…. no one asked my opinion… and perhaps no one cares… but I highly recommend it.
If you are a pastor, get yourself a copy.
If you know a pastor, please gift him or her with this gem of a book.