Author - Michael Fabarez
Beyond the what and how of preaching is the all-important why of preaching. Mike Fabarez contends persuasively that unless a sermon makes a difference in the lives of its hearers, the preacher and the congregation have missed the point. No matter how much information is communicated, unless application is central throughout the message, the sermon has failed to be biblical. In fifteen brief chapters, the author demonstrates how the goal of changing lives can permeate the planning, preparation, presentation, and pastoral follow-through of every sermon. And in the process, the preacher's life will be changed, too. Here is a book that is accessible, brief, highly practical, and ultimately life-changing. It includes: -a Prayer Guide for Preaching -a Sample "Message Prep" Prayer Team Schedule -a Preaching Evaluation form
I'm thankful for the careful way in which Mike Fabarez has sought to maintain balance in this book. He understands that in order for our preaching to be instrumental in changing lives, we must be both didactic and practical. The book is loaded with helpful advice on how to achieve and maintain the equilibrium. This is a wonderful resource for all pastors and teachers, regardless of their stage in ministry. My prayer is that it will be taken to heart by all who read it.
—John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church.
242 pp. Paperback edition.