Christopher Ash | June 8, 2015

Preaching is not easy. All over the world countless pastors preach week in and week out, usually with no staff team to support them, often tentmakers laboring away at another job to make ends meet. It’s hard work, and they know it. They are grateful for any help they can get. In this book we have the written thoughts of Tim Keller (pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City), perhaps the best-known apologist for the Christian faith in the sophisticated West.

Keller’s newest book, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism [interview | 20 quotes], is organized around three main parts with an appendix. Part 1 (a little less than one-third of the book) focuses on “Serving the Word,” what it means to be faithful to Scripture. Chapter 1 makes a case for consecutive expository preaching being the best normal pattern. Keller suggests six reasons why exposition should be “the usual diet” for a church. Chapters 2 and 3 exhort and equip us to make sure we preach the gospel in every sermon and therefore preach Christ from all of Scripture. Much of this counsel overlaps helpfully with what is being emphasized in training courses, conferences…

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