lfred Gibbs writes one of the best books I have read on the in’s and out’s of becoming a preacher and a better pastor. In my opinion this book is a must have for any prospective pastors. This book will give you the guidance needed to avoid pitfalls in preaching. He covers the qualifications of preaching, the call of a pastor, the necessity for preaching, gives examples of different sermons, examples on building a proper library, and more. This is a real nuts and bolts book on the power of the pulpit. It’s an oldie but a goodie, one book that should be republished.
There can surely be no question as to the tremendous importance and paramount need for the prayerful preparation and effective presentation of the gospel message. This is a matter of concern, not only to the Church of God in general, but to each Christian in particular. To each believer comes the unmistakably clear command of his Lord and Master: Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). With the object of aiding young Christians to fulfill this divinely given task, this book has been written. This books brings A. P. Gibb s encyclopedic knowledge of preaching within our reach. His seriousness, thoroughness, energy, and urgency are evident throughout this book. As is the case with all of Mr. Gibbs books, much material is packed into this book, and each chapter contains a wealth of helpful suggestions. The illustrations of the various types of sermons are especially helpful.