from uua-l: "How to Preach a Sermon" just published
dweiner at uua.org
Fri Aug 8 09:00:14 EDT 1997
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Just published by Skinner House Books....
HOW TO PREACH A SERMON
A Guide for the Amateur
With common sense and a touch of humor, lay preacher Robert Slaughter
guides you step-by-step through all the elements of sermon writing
and preaching--everything from choosing a topic and structuring your
sermon to fit with your church's service, to dealing with microphones
and making effective yet comfortable gestures. Written especially for
beginners, HOW TO PREACH A SERMON will equip you with the tools you
need to speak successfully from the pulpit.
HOW TO PREACH A SERMON is available for $12.00 from the UUA
Bookstore. To order, please call 1-800-215-9076 or send email to
bookstore at uua.org. For all other inquiries, please call 617-742-2100,
ext. 101 or 102.
An excerpt from HOW TO PREACH A SERMON:
"Like a lot of things, your preaching skill will improve with
practice, and probably will not be very great until you do practice.
You need to hone your skill before your big day comes and continue to
practice on a regular basis if you want to get better. It is easy to
develop a habit of reading aloud one page a day, which takes about two
minutes. Put the text of your next sermon in a convenient place and
read one page a day at some time in your daily routine. I put mine on
the ironing board in my den at home and practice first thing when I
get home from work..."
Early praise for HOW TO PREACH A SERMON:
"Bob Slaughter brings careful preparation, thoughtful consideration,
and a wonderful sense of humor to the task of preaching. His book is a
must read for anyone interested in being a lay preacher. I know of no
other source that provides such valuable information."
--The Rev. Ronald W. Knapp, retired
"Very readable and entertaining. I know a few professionals who could
benefit from some of the tips Slaughter gives for amateurs!"
--The Rev. Sarah Voss, author of
Voice to Voice, Heart to Heart
Publications Department, UUA
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