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Pastor, preacher, and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller's wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.

Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian Gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps listeners learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.

©2015 Timothy Keller (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him." (Billy Graham)
"Unlike most suburban megachurches, much of Redeemer is remarkably traditional. What is not traditional is Dr. Keller's skill in speaking the language of his urbane audience.... Observing Dr. Keller's professorial pose on stage, it is easy to understand his appeal." ( The New York Times)
"Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians." ( Christianity Today Magazine)

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Not just for preachers

This is a great resource for teachers, preachers, and anyone who wants to share the Gospel better. Pastor Keller does an excellent job in reminding us to not only live in Christ and share that truth but also he reveals how Christ is evident in all of scripture. I ended up downloading the Kindle version so that I could highlight and bookmark areas for me to go back on.

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Much more than a book about preaching

This book provides plenty of practical advice about preaching, but is more than a book about preaching. Keller provides insight that is valuable for any person (and, of course, Christian)

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My vote for the standard for preaching

The new textbook for preaching. I will review it often. I find it good for my skill and great for my heart

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Excellent resource

This is an excellent resource for new and advanced preachers. It is a great source of information that allows to understand the role of preaching and the preacher from a biblical and theological perspective.

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Best Keller ever! Reader is lacking

I have read a lot of Keller's writing and I always find it insightful, clear, and Christ-centered. Many of the themes in his other books have been tested and verified in his sermons and talks. As an avid listener of Keller's preaching, the content of his writing is very familiar. Not so with this work. Still insightful and clear, 'Preaching' was brand new to me. I am a layperson, and I think this work is written to preachers. But I was enriched and I took away huge, practical perspectives for my own devotion and study. I needed this.
I read along as I listened, so I noticed the reader making mistakes. He also mispronounced words, which was mildly annoying. It was bearable, but I will make a note to avoid Sean Pratt's reading in the future.

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Solid, insightful, biblical

A refreshing departure from 'how-to' books, Keller emphasizes the power of the Word itself to change hearts. The involvement of technique - connecting with the congregation - is right on and not overbearing. Highly recommended for lay people and clergy alike.

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Best book on modern preaching.

I'm very impressed with the content of this book and found it very helpful. A balance on what a preacher ought to be and how he must craft a message.

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Not just another manual!

What a great book! I am greatful to Timothy Keller for not giving us just another how to manual on preaching! This book is so much more.

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The best modern on prayer and preaching since E. M. Bounds!

This is by far the best book on preaching in our modern time. In an age of slick marketing and business model church management, Keller gets right down to what it’s all about. Echoing the great words of E. M. Bounds “A praying pulpit begets a praying pew,” Keller reminds us that preaching is not about us, it’s about Him! In his usual style, Keller outlines the pitfalls of preaching one-by-one and reminds us of the key elements of good preaching. It is a must read for anyone stepping up to the pulpit.

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Every preacher must listen to this again and again

I have read and studied this book several times, and its message is so critical and relevant to me, that I have it on my Audible library to listen to it as a constant reminder. Why is this book so relevant?
21st century can be described as an age of skepticism. Although “spirituality” is a very common individualistic practice, Christian churches are loosing popularity and preachers have been trying to attract people by different communication techniques instead of the only way that the Church history has witnessed as real power from God producing life out of death, and revivals out of pessimism, and that is the preaching of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is precisely what bestselling author Tim Keller shows in this book about preaching the Word of God, preaching the Gospel every time, and preaching Christ from all of Scripture to the culture we live on, to the modern mind and to the old human heart. This is a book that every preacher must read, and everybody regardless our role society should learn about because this is not a book about the messenger who preaches, but this is about the message we should communicate, namely, the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.