Book Reviews (23-2)

Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting
Reconciliation and Unity. By Matthew D. Kim and Paul A.
Hoffman. (Reviewer: R. Larry Overstreet.)
Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits are Hurting
the Church. By Katelyn Beaty. (Reviewer: Scott M. Gibson)
Preaching the Manifold Grace of God: Theologies of Preaching in the
Early Twenty-First Century, Vol. 2. Edited by Ronald J. Allen. (Reviewer: Jared E. Alcántara)
Preaching from Inside the Story: A Fresh Journey into Narrative. By Jeffrey W. Frymire. (Reviewer: Kristopher Barnett)
Resonate: How to Preach for Deep Connection. By Lisa Washington Lamb. (Reviewer: Gregory K. Hollifield)
Taking Kierkegaard Back to Church: The Ecclesial Implications of the
Gospel. By Aaron P. Edwards. (Reviewer: Alex Kato)
New Testament Rhetoric: An Introductory Guide to the Art of
Persuasion in and of the New Testament, Second Edition. By Ben Witherington III and Jason A. Myers. (Reviewer: Thomas Kitchen)
The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition: Preaching the Literary Artistry and Genres of the Bible. By Douglas Sean O’Donnell and Leland Ryken. (Reviewer: Derek Kitterlin)
Gospel Witness Through the Ages: A History of Evangelism. By David
M. Gustafson. (Reviewer: Todd H. Hilkemann)
What Do We Do When Nobody Is Listening?: Leading the Church in a
Polarized Society. By Robin W. Lovin. (Reviewer: R. Larry Overstreet)
How to Preach Proverbs. By Jared E. Alcántara. (Reviewer: Matthew D. Kim)
Divine Laughter: Preaching and the Serious Business of Humor. By
Karl N. Jacobson and Rolf A. Jacobson. (Reviewer: Christopher Kearney)
The Visual Preacher: Proclaiming an Embodied Word. By Steve
Thomason. (Reviewer: Jonathan Nason)
Speaking Across Generations: Messages That Satisfy Boomers, Xers,
Millennials, Gen Z, and Beyond. By Darrell E. Hall. (Reviewer: Nicali K. Yeputhomi)
Jeremiah and Lamentations: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and
Teaching. By Duane Garrett and Calvin F. Pearson. (Reviewer: Francisco Cotto)
Preaching: A Simple Approach to the Sacred Task. By Daniel Overdorf. (Reviewer: Kevin Maples)
1 & 2 Kings: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching. By David B. Schreiner and Lee Compson. (Reviewer: R. Larry Overstreet)
Psalms, Volume 1: The Wisdom Psalms. By Charles H. Savelle Jr. and W. Creighton Marlowe. (Review: Joshua Peeler)
God is in the House: A Fresh Model for Shaping a Sermon. By John Woods. (Reviewer: Timothy Y. Rhee)
Galatians. By Matthew S. Harmon. (Reviewer: Fieldon J. Thigpen)
Illustrating Well: Preaching Sermons that Connect. By Jim L. Wilson. (Reviewer: Mark O. Wilson)
Charismatic and Expository Preaching: A Case Study of Two Preaching
Methods within the Local Church. By Lewis D. Mathis. (Reviewer: Thomas Rho)
Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition. By Calvin Miller; The Sermon Maker: Tales of a Transformed Preacher. By Calvin Miller. (Reviewer: J. David Duncan)

Book Reviews (23-1)

Called to Preach: Fulfilling the High Calling of Expository Preaching, Steven J. Lawson (Reviewer: Nicholas B. Marnejon)
Preaching the Manifold Grace of God: Theologies of Preaching in Historical Theological Families, Volume 1, Ronald J. Allen, editor (Reviewer: Jared E. Alcántara)
Oil Enough to Make the Journey: Sermons on the Christian Walk, Jack R. Lundbom (Reviewer: Mark Drinnenberg)
Preaching by Heart: How a Classical Practice Helps Contemporary Pastors to Preach without Notes, Ryan P. Tinetti (Reviewer: Rock LaGioia)
Shouting Above the Noisy Crowd: Biblical Wisdom and the Urgency of Preaching, edited by Charles L. Aaron Jr. and Jamie Clark-Soles (Reviewer: Charlie Ray III)
Preaching the Gospel: Collected Sermons on Discipleship, Mission, Peace, Justice, and the Sacraments, Ronald J. Sider (Reviewer: James Rodgers)
A Biblical Study Guide for Equal Pulpits, Young Lee Hertig (Reviewer: Caroline Smith)
Embodied Hope: A Homiletical Theological Reflection, Veronice Miles (Reviewer: William Andrew “Ted” Williams)
Old Made New, Greg Lanier (Reviewer: Ryan Boys)
The Pastor’s Bookshelf: Why Reading Matters for Ministry, Austin Carty (Reviewer: Brian Carmichael Sr.)
Chasing After Wind: A Pastor’s Life, Douglas J. Brouwer (Reviewer: Kevin Koslowsky)
The Peoples’ Sermon: Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation, Shauna K. Hannan (Reviewer: Gary R. McLellan Jr.)
Real People, Real Faith: Preaching Biblical Characters, Cindy Halvorson (Reviewer: Rob O’Lynn)
Preaching the Truth as it is in Jesus: A Reader on Andrew Fuller, David E. Prince (Reviewer: Tony A. Rogers)
Expository Preaching in Africa: Engaging Orality for Effective Proclamation, Ezekiel A. Ajibade (Reviewer: Jesse L. Nelson)
When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community from Emotional and Spiritual Abuse, Chuck DeGroat (Reviewer: Scott M. Gibson)
James: An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching, Herbert W. Bateman IV and William C. Varner (Reviewer: Brad Baxter)
John Through Old Testament Eyes: A Background and Application Commentary, Karen H. Jobes (Reviewer: Matthew Love)
Preaching Life-Changing Sermons: Six Steps to Developing and Delivering Biblical Messages, Jesse L. Nelson (Reviewer: Jason Poznich)
Colossians and Philemon: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching, Adam Copenhaver and Jeffrey D. Arthurs (Reviewer: Christian Schmitt)
A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings and Funerals and Other Occasions: Revised and Updated, edited by Aubrey Malphurs, Keith Wilhite, and Dennis Hillman (Reviewer: Gary L. Shultz Jr.)
The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities, Kate Bowler (Reviewer: Scott M. Gibson)
Preaching for Culture Change: How the Communication Techniques of Preachers, Rabbis, Companies, and Linguists Can Transform the Culture of Your Church, Jason Esposito (Reviewer: Jeffrey Arthurs)
The Women’s Lectionary: Preaching the Women of the Bible throughout the Year, Ashley M. Wilcox (Reviewer: Arica Heald Demme)
How to Preach the Prophets for All Their Worth, Andrew G. M. Hamilton (Reviewer: Gregory K. Hollifield)
Pandemic Preaching: The Pulpit in a Year Like No Other, David H. Garcia (Reviewer: Kevin Maples)
Disastrous Preaching: Preaching in the Aftermath of a Natural Environmental Disaster, Jeff Stanfill (Reviewer: Christian Schmitt)
From Ancient Text to Valid Application: A Practical Exploration of Pericopal Theology in Preaching, Josiah D. Boyd (Reviewer: Russell St. John)
Circles in the Stream: Index, Identification, and Intertext: Reading and Preaching the Story of Judah in Genesis 37-50, Paul E. Koptak (Reviewer: Stephen Stallard)
Jude: An Oral and Performance Commentary, David Seal (Reviewer: Harry Strauss)

Book Reviews (22-2)

The God of the Dangerous Sermon, Frank A. Thomas (Reviewer: Lawrence E. Aker III)
How Women Transform Preaching, Leonora Tubbs Tisdale (Reviewer: Caroline Smith)
The Bible Expositor’s Handbook: Old and New Testament, Greg Harris (Reviewer: Drew Tillman)
The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, 2nd ed., Steven D. Mathewson (Reviewer: Will Wilson)
The Ministry of Women in the New Testament, Dorothy A. Lee (Reviewer: Bearett Wolverton)
Preacher Girl: Uldine Utley and the Industry of Revival, Thomas A. Robinson (Reviewer: Heather Joy Zimmerman)
Preaching Second Corinthians, James W. Thompson (Reviewer: Meghan Bishop)
Unspeakable: Preaching and Trauma-Informed Theology, Sarah Travis (Reviewer: Joshua Peeler)
Her Preaching Body: Conversations About Identity, Agency, and Embodiment Among Contemporary Female Preachers, Amy P. McCullough (Reviewer: Nathan Wright)
Galatians. From Commentaries for Christian Formation, N. T. Wright (Reviewer: Todd H. Hilkemann)
Writing for the Ear, Preaching from the Heart, Donna Giver Johnston (Reviewer: Kristopher Barnett)
Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church, Steve Austin (Reviewer: Field Thigpen)
Sermons that Sing: Music and the Practice of Preaching, Noel A. Snyder (Reviewer: Ken Langley)
The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One: A Multi-Layered Approach, Gregg Davidson and Kenneth J. Turner (Reviewer: Gregory K. Hollifield)
The Parables: Jesus’s Friendly Subversive Speech, Douglas D. Webster (Reviewer: Russell St. John)
Sermon Listening: A New Approach Based on Congregational Studies and Rhetoric, Enoh Šeba (Reviewer: Jeremy Kimble)
The Third Room of Preaching: A New Empirical Approach, Marianne Gaarden (Reviewer: J. David Duncan)
The Rhetorical Approach to 1 Thessalonians, Ezra JaeKyung Cho (Reviewer: Derek Kitterlin)
Revival Preaching: Twelve Lessons from Jonathan Edwards, Ernest Eugene Klassen (Reviewer: Paul A. Hoffman)
Making a Scene in the Pulpit: Vivid Preaching for Visual Listeners, Alyce McKenzie (Reviewer: Dave Bland)
Preaching and the Thirty-Second Commercial: Lessons from Advertising for the Pulpit, O. Wesley Allen and Carrie La Ferle (Reviewer: Cameron R. Thomas)
The Return of Oral Hermeneutics: As Good Today as It Was for the Hebrew Bible and First-Century Christianity, Tom Steffen and William Bjoraker (Reviewer: Eric Price)
Paul and the Hope of Glory: An Exegetical and Theological Study, Constantine R. Campbell (Reviewer: Greg R. Scharf)
Topical Preaching in a Complex World: How to Proclaim Truth and Relevance at the Same Time, Sam Chan and Malcolm Gill (Reviewer: Reginald D. Taylor)

Book Reviews (Vol. 22 No. 1)

Simplify the Message: Multiply the Impact by Talbot Davis (Reviewer: Christopher Priestaf)
Preaching for a Verdict: Recovering the Role of Exhortation by J. Josh Smith (Reviewer: Jody Alan Wolf)
Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation by Matthew D. Kim (Reviewer: Jeffrey Arthurs)
Apostle of Persuasion: Theology and Rhetoric in the Pauline Letters by James W. Thompson (Reviewer: Timothy S. Warren)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life by Michael Pasquarello III (Reviewer: Alex Kato)
7 Lessons for New Pastors: Your First Year in Ministry, 2nd ed by Matthew D. Kim (Reviewer: Blayne Banting)
1 & 2 Timothy, Titus: A Theological Commentary for Preachers by Abraham Kuruvilla (Reviewer: Gregory K. Hollifield)
Ethical Approaches to Preaching: Choosing the Best Way to Preach About Difficult Issues by John S. McClure (Reviewer: Scott Lucky)
Third Voice: Preaching Resurrection by Michael P. Knowles (Reviewer: Jeremy McClung)
What’s Right with Preaching Today? The Enduring Influence of Fred B. Craddock edited by Mike Graves and André Resner (Reviewer: David Reese)
Preaching Christ from Leviticus: Foundations for Expository Sermons by Sidney Greidanus (Reviewer: Paul A. Hoffman)
Tethered to the Cross: The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon by Thomas Breimaier (Reviewer: Eric Price)
Ephesians: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching by Gregory S. MaGee and Jeffrey D. Arthurs (Reviewer: Tim MacBride)
Ministers of Reconciliation: Preaching on Race and the Gospel edited by Daniel Darling (Reviewer: Kristopher Barnett)
Theology Is for Preaching: Biblical Foundations, Method, and Practice edited by Chase R. Kuhn and Paul Grimmond (Reviewer: Keith Essex)
Preaching Hope in Darkness: Help for Pastors in Addressing Suicide from the Pulpit by Scott M. Gibson and Karen E. Mason (Reviewer: Kyle Lincoln)
Living in God’s True Story: 2 Peter by Donald L. Morcom (Reviewer: Nicholas B. Marnejon)
1–2 Timothy & Titus by Andreas J. Köstenberger (Reviewer: Steele B. Wright)
Preaching with an Accent: Biblical Genres for Australian Congregations edited by Ian Hussey (Reviewer: Rodney A. Palmer)
Preaching in/and the Borderlands edited by J. Dwayne Howell and Charles L. Aaron, Jr. (Reviewer: Jesse Welliver)
Expository Preparation: Preparing Your Soul to Preach by Benjamin G. Campbell (Reviewer: Tony A. Rogers)
Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far from Home by Barbara Brown Taylor (Reviewer: Arica Heald Demme)
Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament by Brent A. Strawn (Reviewer: Soloman R. Patrick)
Let the Legends Preach: Sermons by Living Legends at the E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference edited by Jared E. Alcántara (Reviewer: Matthew D. Kim)

Book Reviews (JEHS 21-2)

Words That Heal: Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls by Joni S.
Sancken (Reviewer: H. Jared Bumpers)
Practicing the Preaching Life by David B. Ward (Reviewer: Glenn Watson)
Father Taylor: Boston’s Sailor Preacher by William H. Armstrong (Reviewer: Martin L. Knox)
Communicating with Grace and Virtue by Quentin J. Schultze (Reviewer: Randall A. Boltinghouse)
The Big Idea Companion for Preaching and Teaching edited by Matthew D. Kim and Scott M. Gibson (Reviewer: Michael Duduit)
Predicadores: Hispanic Preaching and Immigrant Identity by Tito Madrazo (Reviewer: Kerwin Rodriguez)
To Aliens and Exiles: Preaching the New Testament as Minority Group Rhetoric in a Post-Christendom World by Tim MacBride (Reviewer: Casey Barton)
The Overshadowed Preacher: Mary, the Spirit, and the Labor of Proclamation by Jerusha Matsen Neal (Reviewer: Dwayne Milioni)
The Beauty of Preaching: God’s Glory in Christian Proclamation by Michael Pasquarello III (Reviewer: Charlie Ray, III)
How to Preach the Psalms by Kenneth J. Langley (Reviewer: Gregory K. Hollifield)
Using Our Outside Voice: Public Biblical Interpretation by Greg Carey (Reviewer: Gary T. Alley)
The Gospel People Don’t Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages by Lisa Cressman. (Reviewer: Michael H. Mills)
Intentional Preaching: A View from the Pew by Meirwyn Walters (Reviewer: Christopher Priestaf)
Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World. By E. Randolph Richards and Richard James (Reviewer: Timothy Ward)
Spiritual Practices of Jesus: Learning Simplicity, Humility, and Prayer with Luke’s Earliest Readers by Catherine J. Wright (Reviewer: Nathan Wright)
Hebrews: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching by Herbert W. Bateman and Steven W. Smith (Reviewer: Cisco Cotto)
Echoes: The Lord’s Prayer in the Preacher’s Life by Geoff New (Reviewer: Rock LaGioia)
Nehemiah: A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary by T. J. Betts (Reviewer: Si Cochran)
Pages from a Preacher’s Notebook: Wisdom and Prayers from the Pen of John Stott edited by Mark Meynell (Reviewer: Akintayo Emmanuel)
Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards and Gary J. Bredfeldt (Reviewer: Mark Drinnenberg)
The Heart is the Target: Preaching Practical Application from Every Text by Murray Capill (Reviewer: Quentin Self)
So Everyone Can Hear by Mark Crosby (Reviewer: Jonathan Holder)
Christ-Oriented Expository Preaching: Preaching the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Kyoohan Lee. (Reviewer: Todd H. Hilkemann)
Biblical Storytelling Design: Understanding Why Oral Stories Work by Jim Roché (Reviewer: Philip Long)

Book Reviews (JEHS 21-1)

An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue. By Quentin J. Schultze (Reviewer: Jared E. Alcántara) The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation, 2nd ed. By Jim Herrington, Trisha Taylor, and R. Robert Creech. (Reviewer: Gary L. Shultz Jr.) Diary of a Pastor’s Soul: The […]

Book Reviews (JEHS 20-2)

Preaching God’s Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approach. By Ahmi Lee (Reviewer: Eric Price) The Practices of Christian Preaching: Essentials for Effective Proclamation. Jared E. Alcántara. (Reviewer: Timothy S. Warren) King’s Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm. By Sunggu Yang. (Reviewer: Jeffrey Arthurs) Ezekiel. By John W. Hilber. (Reviewer: Ryan Boys) Preaching the New Testament […]

Book Reviews (JEHS 20-1)

Training Preachers: A Guide to Teaching Homiletics. Edited by Scott M. Gibson. (Reviewer: Greg R. Scharf) Preaching to be Heard: Delivering Sermons that Command Attention. By Lucas O’Neill. (Reviewer: Rodney A. Palmer) The Power of Preaching: Crafting a Creative Expository Sermon. By Tony Evans. (Reviewer: Gregory K. Hollifield) Encountering the Living God in Scripture: Theological […]

Book Reviews (JEHS 19-2)

Preaching With Empathy: Crafting Sermons in a Callous Age. By Lenny Luchetti. (Reviewer: Jeffrey Arthurs) From the Study to the Pulpit: An 8-Step Method for Preaching and Teaching the Old Testament. By Allan Moseley. (Reviewer: Pete Charpentier) Impact Preaching: A Case for the One-Point Expository Sermon. By Jim L. Wilson, R. Gregg Watson, Michael Kuykendall, […]

Book Reviews (JEHS 19-1)

Preaching the Women of the Old Testament: Who They Were and Why They Matter. ByLynn Japinga. (Reviewer: Elizabeth Anderson) Preaching Must Die! Troubling Homiletical Theology. By Jacob D. Myers.  (Reviewer: Jeffrey Arthurs) Preaching Through Time: Anachronism as a Way Forward for Preaching. By Casey C. Barton. (Reviewer: Bernie A. Cueto) Preaching Adverbially. By F. Russell […]