Encountering God Through Expository Preaching: Connecting God’s People to God’s Presence Through God’s Word by Jim Scott Orrick, Brian Payne and Ryan Fullerton is a fascinating book on the many benefits of expository preaching. This book is a must read for any preacher or teacher of the Word of God who has a desire to learn more about or implement expository preaching into their craft.
I have to be completely honest, I am not a pastor and had no idea what expository preaching was before reading this book. This book caught my interest because I heard a teacher I know mention his passion for teaching God’s Word through expository preaching. That was the first time I recalled hearing the term and within a matter of days I came across this book. I considered it was more than a coincidence and I decided to give this book a read. I am so glad that I did!
There is no doubt that this book will be extremely beneficial to pastors and teachers of God’s Word, but I believe any reader with a genuine interest in learning more about the craft of not just teaching but connecting people to God’s Word are sure to find value in this book.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this book is that it starts by discussing the importance of any person who preaches or teaches God’s Word being someone of Godly character. In a society where many people lack character and are able to freely voice their opinion with no accountability to authority, I was pleased to know that the character of a person is valued by these authors.
This is a book that I am sure to come back to many times in the future. As someone who has a desire to teach God’s Word to others, not particularly as a pastor though, I know that this book will be a great resource and guide to honing my ability to effectively teach God’s Word in a manner that will enable it to connect with God’s people. I highly recommend this book. It is a MUST READ!!!
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