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40% discount, post free, on all UK/Europe orders received on this form by 15th April 2012 Preaching Fred B Craddock Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into a comprehensive text on sermon preparation and preaching. This book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? Craddock's approach is practical, but also allows for concentrated study of any particular th dimension of the process. New 25 anniversary edition. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 65994 4 • 224pp • PB • £14.99 £8.99

The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2012 Edited by David N Mosser Contains lectionary-based sermons for each Sunday and special liturgical event of the year; lectionary commentary and 15 topical sermon series on diverse themes like missions, modern families, life in the Holy Spirit and stewardship. A valuable resource for ministers. Abingdon Press • 978 1 4267 1018 6 • 448pp • PB • £16.99 £10.19

Undone By Easter

Pastor The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry

William H Willimon Given the call of all Christians to be ministers to the world, what is the distinctive ministry of the ordained? When does one's ministry take on the character of prophet, and when does it become that of priest? What are the special ethical obligations and disciplines of the ordained? Willimon explores these and other central questions about the vocation of ordained ministry. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 04532 7 • 392pp • PB • £19.99 £11.99

Pastor A Reader for Ordained Ministry William H Willimon

Willimon brings together the best voices from 20 centuries of Christian ministers and leaders, introducing what they have to say on the tasks and roles of ministry. Brief, accessible excerpts from the most important writings on ordained ministry encourage today's ministers. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 09788 3 • 256pp • PB • £18.99 £11.39

Keeping Preaching Fresh

William H Willimon Preachers can worry about the arrival of Easter, because it brings the daunting task of finding new ways to tell the old stories everyone's heard before. But what if it were only we preachers who are bored with these stories? asks Willimon. Discover how to tell the old stories faithfully, trusting in the power of the Spirit to make the text and the congregation come alive again in the preaching event. Abingdon Press • 978 1 4267 0013 2 • 116pp • PB • £8.99 £5.39

Sermon Seeds 40 Creative Sermon Starters

Dottie Escobedo-Frank A collection of rousing sermon starters to motivate ministers. 45 ideas cover the elements of Scripture, message or theme, background, creative avenue, important notes and other props/tools. Includes a DVD featuring the author delivering three of the sermons. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 33171 0 • 144pp • PB • £14.99 £8.99 (While stock lasts)

The Christian Year Preaching Without Notes Joseph M Webb Learn the practices and disciplines that make it possible to deliver articulate, thoughtfully crafted sermons, not from a written page, but as a natural, spontaneous act of oral communication. Webb offers specific examples including a transcript of a sermon preached without manuscript or notes. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 09088 4 • 134pp • PB • £10.99 £6.59

A Guide for Worship and Preaching

Robin Knowles Wallace Practical worship and preaching suggestions for each season of the Christian year as it relates to the Revised Common Lectionary. Wallace describes the unique features and colours of each season as well as its historical overview, theological grounding and significance for faith formation. Abingdon Press • 978 1 4267 0300 3 • 144pp • PB • £10.99 £6.59

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The Four Pages of the Sermon A Guide to Biblical Preaching Paul Scott Wilson Wilson organises the preparation and the content of the sermon around its "four pages." Each "page" addresses a different theological and creative component of what happens in any sermon. Page one presents the conflict that takes place in the biblical text itself. Page two looks at similar conflict in our own time. Page three returns to the Bible to identify where God is at work in or behind the text. Page four points to God at work in our world.

From Pew to Pulpit

Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 02395 0 • 224pp • PB • £17.99 £10.79

Imagining a Sermon Thomas H Troeger Troeger shares the secrets of capturing the imaginative spirit through exploration of the creative use of sight, sound, touch and taste that leads to new visions for truthtelling and revelation in the sermon. Discover how to observe daily events that can energise the preaching event and fine-tune your visual and listening skills.

The Practice of Preaching Paul Scott Wilson Surveys the current debate in homiletics over what preaching the text means, and constructs a far-reaching theological argument that the sermon’s most central task should be about preaching the gospel. Revised edition. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 64527 5 • 320pp • PB • £18.99 £11.39

Children’s Sermons to Go 52 Take-Home Lessons About God Deborah Raney and Vicky Miller A collection of 52 sermons for children. Each sermon includes a Bible verse and then illustrates that verse with a short anecdote. Lists easy-to-find household materials the preacher or worship leader can bring to give a visual demonstration that illustrates the truths presented in the sermon. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 05257 8 • 112pp • PB • £6.99 £4.19

How to Preach a Parable Designs for Narrative Sermons

Eugene L Lowry Step-by-step guidance for preachers who want people to listen when they preach about parables. In this practical and insightful guide, Lowry shows how to use the structure of Jesus' parables to create lively and interesting sermons. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 17924 4 • 173pp • PB • £13.99 £8.39

Christian Funerals Andy Langford Christian Funerals will help ministers as they attend to this crucial ministry of the Church. Drawing on the books of worship from a number of denominations and traditions, it provides several options for each of the elements of the funeral service, from gathering texts to opening prayers to Scripture lessons to final prayers. Abingdon Press • 978 1 4267 1138 1 • 144pp • PB • £9.99 £5.99

A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching

Clifton F Guthrie A practical introduction to the ins and outs of preaching for lay preachers, bivocational ministers and others newly arrived in the pulpit. Helps readers learn how to listen to their first impressions of what a text means and to move from text or topic to the sermon itself while keeping the listeners needs firmly in mind. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 06660 5 • 116pp • PB • £10.99 £6.59

Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 18694 5 • 140pp • PB • £11.99 £7.19

More Children’s Sermons to Go 52 Take-Home Lessons About God Deborah Raney and Vicky Miller Offers a year’s worth of children’s sermons that feature small, inexpensive gifts or trinkets that help children better understand and remember the lesson of the sermon. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 09962 7 • 120pp • PB • £8.99 £5.39

The Teaching Sermon Ronald J Allen Provides a concise definition of teaching, a rationale for thinking of the sermon as a teaching event, and step-by-step methods (six modules offered) for presenting a teaching sermon. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 37522 6 • 184pp • PB • £11.99 £7.19

The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching Edited by Paul Scott Wilson A major reference tool for preaching, with articles on every facet of Christian sermon preparation and delivery. This resource is both scholarly and practical. It focuses on the most distinctive feature and greatest strength of homiletics as a discipline: It is rooted in interdisciplinary scholarship and it develops theory geared to practice. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 05556 2 • 506pp • HB • £35.99 £21.59

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Worship as Pastoral Care

An Evangelical Theology of Preaching

William H Willimon Worship as Pastoral Care sensitises ministers to the many ways Christian worship and pastoral care methods can be blended to enrich and support one another. It encourages ministers to broaden their understanding of corporate worship and to become aware of the importance of their role.

Donald English Provides a theological basis for preaching, practical insights regarding the movement from text to sermon and practical guidance in preparing for Sunday worship. Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 12178 6 • 144pp • PB • £11.99 £7.19

Abingdon Press • 978 0 687 46388 6 • 240pp • PB • £16.99 £10.19

The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary – Abingdon Press Critically sound biblical interpretations. Guided by scholars, ministers and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers and students of the Bible. Presented in an easy-to-use format with full texts and critical notes. Each volume contains a detailed, critical commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text and reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the commentary. Contains introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues. Volume One General & Old Testament Articles, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus 978 0 687 27814 5 • HB • £46.99 £28.19 Volume Two Numbers, Deuteronomy, Introduction to Narrative Literature, Joshua, Judges, Ruth,1 & 2 Samuel 978 0 687 27815 2 • HB • £46.99 £28.19 Volume Three 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Tobit, Judith 978 0 687 27816 9 • HB • £46.99 £28.19 Volume Four Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms, 1 & 2 Maccabees 978 0 687 27817 6 • HB • £46.99 £28.19 Volume Five Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach 978 0 687 27818 3 • HB • £40.99 £24.59 Volume Six Introduction to Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah, Lamentations 978 0 687 27819 0 • HB • £46.99 £28.19 Volume Seven Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature, Daniel, The Twelve Prophets 978 0 687 27820 6 • HB • £40.99 £24.59 Volume Eight New Testament Articles, Matthew, Mark 978 0 687 27821 3 • HB • £40.99 £24.59 Volume Nine Luke, John 978 0 687 27822 0 • HB • £40.99 £24.59 Volume Ten Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 Corinthians 978 0 687 27823 7 • HB • £46.99 £28.19 Volume Eleven 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon 978 0 687 27824 4 • HB • £40.99 £24.59 Volume Twelve Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, Revelation 978 0 687 27825 1 • HB • £40.99 £24.59 Index 978 0 687 03916 6 • HB • £26.99 £16.19

New Interpreter’s Bible on CD-ROM The Complete 12 Volume Set 978 0 687 01999 1 CD £640.99 £384.59 (inc VAT) The best in contemporary biblical scholarship is now available on CD-ROM, making it easily accessible to thousands of students, ministers and church leaders who prepare sermons, research papers, and lessons using their computers. The New Interpreter's Bible® on CD-ROM brings all 12 volumes of the print edition to electronic format.

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