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The Practical Preacher

Handy Hints for Hesitant Homilists

Paul Edwards, SJ

The Practical Preacher
The Practical Preacher

ISBN: 9780814623343, 2334

Details: 176 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 06/01/1994
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Taking the premise that a person can learn to be a competent preacher, Father Edwards offers a step-by-step guide to the technical and emotional factors of preaching. He begins with the preparation of material, focusing on the event, and physical aspects such as stance, projection, position, etc., He moves on to discuss more complicated matters, such as how to keep one's material fresh and how to adjust the same material for different audiences.

Although written for the newly ordained, The Practical Preacher also belongs on the shelf of every "veteran" preacher.

"In my view, [Father Edward's] book will be of enormous help to clergy who have been many years in the ministry and who need to reflect and renew in their own lives their ministry of preaching the word of God."—Rt. Rev. Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, England.

ISBN: 9780814623343, 2334

Details: 176 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 06/01/1994

Reviews

. . . an excellent basic guide to the technical and emotional factors of preaching. This is ideal for a training session for lay persons who will offer a reflection at a Communion Service when [a priest is] not available.
United States Air Force Cha plain Service UPDATE

After reading this book, I know I would like to hear Fr. Edwards give a Sunday sermon. I am sure I could learn a lot from just watching his delivery. Since that is not possible, the next best thing is to read the book. If you would like to give some freshness to your preaching, you will be able to do it by reading this book carefully and putting it into practice.
Homiletic and Pastoral Review