366 Language Tools For Preachers And Teachers
Douglas B. Bailey
Writing sermons and preparing Sunday school lessons can be a very frustrating experience when you just can’t seem to find the appropriate words, images, and expressions to add zest to an otherwise humdrum presentation. Douglas Bailey’s collection of

Series VII, Cycle B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Providing a fresh, timely reflection every week on assigned scripture passages is one of the most daunting tasks facing pastors. So when time or inspiration is flagging and you need the jump-start of creative ideas, the latest edition of the classic CSS resource Lectionary Preaching Workbook is just what the doctor ordered! Prominent pastor, former seminary president, and prolific

With An Eye To The New (Cycle C)
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Prominent author and biblical scholar Elizabeth Achtemeier provides an outstanding preaching and study resource with this collection of brief expositions on all of the First Lesson texts contained in Cycle C of the Revised Common and Lutheran Lection

Preaching On Biblical Personalities
John R. Bodo
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!

A Narrative Approach
Richard A. Jensen
Preachers and Bible teachers will find this book helpful in guiding them to be biblical storytellers. Testimonies to the value of Dr. Richard Jensen's book have been numerous and include the following:

Rather than preach about the biblica

Preaching In The First Person
David G. Rogne
Even though the sermon is the centerpiece of Protestant worship, preachers sometimes fail to capture the imagination of their audiences and communicate the spiritual resources that worshipers need. But David Rogne's messages in Telling It Like

With An Eye To The New (Cycle A)
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Prominent author and biblical scholar Elizabeth Achtemeier provides an outstanding preaching and study resource with this collection of brief expositions on all of the First Lesson texts contained in Cycle A of the Revised Common and Lutheran Lectionaries. Infused with her customary insight into the Hebrew scriptures, this compendium of Achtemeier's stimulating contributions to the preaching journal

Applications For Contemporary Life, Cycle C
Richard E. Gribble


The parable is the most well-known literary form presented in the Gospels. And since narrative or story sermons are such a prominent element in the contemporary pulpit, pastors are preaching on the parable texts more frequently than ever.

Preaching The Miracles Of Jesus, Cycle C
John W. Wurster
The stories of Jesus’ miracles can be challenging to modern sensibilities, conditioned as we are to believe that there must be a logical explanation for water being turned into wine or nets suddenly overflowing with fish. But John Wurster suggests th...

For Preaching, Teaching, And Public Speaking
Derl G. Keefer
Effective illustrations open pathways into the sermonic process that allow the light of God’s Word to enter. And for busy pastors, the ability to locate the ”perfect” illustration that brings instant clarity is worth its weight in gold. This collecti...