Resources for preachers steadily appear, called forth by the perennial need of working pastors for helpful and inspirational materials backed by tested experience, reverent scholarship, and creative insights. The essays in this book are the work of an experienced practitioner-scholar in the field of preaching. The chapters focus on the preaching ministry of Gardner Calvin Taylor. They are offered, with affection and esteem, by colleagues, students, and friends, fellow preachers all, whose owe much to the life and labors of Gardner C. Taylor. Considered by many as the greatest living American preacher, Gardner C. Taylor has often reminded other preachers about the need for divine help in fulfilling the call: 'All in all, a summons to the ministry is no light calling. The work of communicating the gospel requires us to be more than we are to exceed who we are.' This volume will lead readers to the realization of the need for grace and a sufficiency only found in God.
Timothy George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and a senior editor for Christianity Today. James Earl Massey is dean emeritus and Distinguished Professor-at-Large of the Anderson University School of Theology. He is also pastor-emeritus and founding pastor of Metropolitan Church of God. Robert Smith, Jr. serves as professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School.