Thursday, February 13, 2014

Improving the Preacher's Bookshelf: New and forthcoming titles for honing the homiletical

An eight year stretch on the staff of a Cokesbury Bookstore helped me develop some research habits that I still gleefully enjoy putting to good use.  Recently a colleague contacted me about the prognosis of what looks interesting and cool in the field of preaching (aka, homiletics).  Based on my looksee through catalogs for a number of trusty mainline Protestant publishers, I refer these titles to you, some new and some still yet forthcoming.  May the preacher’s bookshelf always be refreshed with good resources!

Allen, Jr., O. Wesley.  Matthew: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries. (Fortress, 2013).
Blount, Brian K.  Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection.  (W/JKP, 2014).
Bond, Adam L. The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and the Black Public Faith.  (Fortress, 2013).
Brown, William P.  Wisdom’s Wonder: Character, Creation and Crisis in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature.  (Eerdmans, 2014).
Brueggemann, Walter.  Reality, Grief, Hope:  Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks.  (Eerdmans, 2014).
Carrell, Lori J.  Preaching that Matters: Reflective Practices for Transforming Sermons.  (Alban/Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).
Durran, Nicole Wilkinson and Grimshaw, James P, eds. Matthew: Texts @ Contexts.  (Fortress, 2013).
Hauerwas, Stanley.  Approaching the End: Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics and Life.  (Eerdmans, 2013).
Long, Thomas G. What Shall We Say?:  Evil, Suffering and the Crisis of Faith.  (Eerdmans, 2014).
Malina, Bruce J. and John J. Pilch.  Social Science Commentary on the Deutero-Pauline Letters.  (Fortress, 2013).
McNeil, Genna Rae, Houston Bryan Roberson, and Quinton Hosford Dixie.  Witness:  Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York.  (Eerdmans, 2013).
Moss, III, Otis.  The Gospel According to the Wiz:  And Other Sermons from Cinema.  (Pilgrim, 2014).
Plantinga, Jr., Cornelius.  Reading for Preaching.  (Eerdmans, 2013).
Stroud, Dean G.  Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow: Sermons of Resistance in the Third Reich.  (Eerdmans, 2013).
Thomas, Frank A.  They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching, Revised and updated ed. (Pilgrim, 2013).
Thorne, Leo S., ed.  The Riverside Preachers.  (Pilgrim, 2013). 
Wiseman, Karyn L.  I refuse to preaching a boring sermon.  (Pilgrim, 2013).

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