Roger Bowen (editor)

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As part of the International Study Guide series this comparatively short book (166 pages) touches on a number of topics related to preparing, and delivering sermons and a few indirect means of preaching such as drama or poetry. It opens by briskly describing a method for preparing what would probably turn out to be a memorable sermon. It is written by Roger Bowen very much with Africa, as well as England, in mind. He has also assembled six short contributions from David L Edwards as well as African voices such as Esther Mombo, and David Gitari. The sermon is seen as being very different from the lecture. With so much in so short a space some topics could do with more depth. Having said that, this could be a very helpful book to any new preacher, or even old hands who want to review their approach.

JOHN MUNNS