Who They Really Were
Preaching On Biblical Personalities
John R. Bodo


Price: $15.95
 


 
ISBN: 0788015400
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 138
When the problem of what to preach next Sunday raises its frowning head, solve it by calling on one of the hundreds of biblical characters standing in line at your study door, nearly beating it down with their clamorous "Take me! Take me!".
Preaching on biblical personalities has an irresistible appeal, because audiences are more interested in people than in anything else. Jesus himself preached mainly about people ("a certain man had two sons ..."); so there's no excuse for making the Gospel dull -- and with the help of Bodo's book, preachers can add spice to the pulpit fare they serve up week after strenuous week.

A Hitler refugee of Jewish ancestry, John R. Bodo was baptized Christian and graduated from the Lutheran Gymnasium in Budapest, Hungary, and the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He earned his M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary. The author of several books, Bodo served as the pastor of Presbyterian churches in New Jersey, California, Washington, Utah, Iowa, and Ohio, and has also been Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary and Chaplain and Professor of Religion at McAlester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.