Denny Burk has a good post quoting from D.A. Carson about how he reads 500 books in a year. It is good advice. Find it here.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Thanks to Justin Buzzard for this pithy reminder from Spurgeon:
"The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own." --Charles Spurgeon, Sermon: Paul, His Cloak And His Books
Friday, December 14, 2007
The friend asked, "Reading on preaching? What would you read about preaching?" Ignoring the presumptions behind the question I mentioned what I was currently reading:
1. The "Supremacy of God in Preaching" by John Piper
2. "Preaching" by Fred Craddock
3. I just finished "Preaching:25 Things You Can't Learn in School" by James MacDonald.
4. I am ready to re-read "Between Two Worlds" by John Stott
(Many of the books and articles I have been reading over the past seven months that I have been writing this blog have been referenced in posts as I have gone along. These are only the things I am in right now.)
I currently subscribe to (and read) Preaching magazine. I have looked at (and used to subscribe to) others, but this one has proven to be most helpful to me.
Blogs and Websites
I have seven preaching blogs that come up in my Bloglines reader. Some of them post several posts per day. A few have more than one person who posts on the blog. Others haven't posted in weeks. (Eventually if they don't post, I will delete them). But I find them helpful. You see a number of them referenced here on my site. I also receive e-mail newsletters from preachingtoday.com. They are very frustrating, however, in that you can't read the articles unless you subscribe to their service which is relatively expensive. (IMHO)
What other resources have you found helpful? Whatever you find helpful, make sure that you are constantly honing your craft. We are instruments in the hands of the master communicator, but we have a responsibility to make sure that the instrument is sharp.