The New Testament places a great emphasis on preaching—that is, the public heralding of the message of the Word of God. In many churches, preaching has been sidelined by activities, or else has become squeezed out by other pressures. This book is not only a call to faithful, expository ministry that will elevate Christ and both feed minds and move hearts; it also contains important principles to help Christians understand what authentic preaching is, and to help those who are preachers to preach better.
Iain D Campbell is a pastor with the Free Church of Scotland on his native Isle of Lewis. He is married to Anne, a teacher of children with special needs, and they have three grown-up children. In addition to preaching regularly in his own congregation of Point Free Church, Iain has preached and lectured throughout the UK and beyond. He enjoys reading and cycling, though not at the same time!
I found this book a special delight to read. Iain D Campbell is a gifted and accomplished preacher, one given to the practice and perfecting of such God honouring preaching as is “expository, theological, logical, practical and full of warm appeal” (page 60). It follows that he is well qualified to write on the subject of preaching, for it is clearly something close to his heart and to which he has given much careful, practical and detailed thought. I have no hesitation in warmly commending this book to my fellow preachers.
If they are keen to know personal development in relation to their handling and heralding of the Word of God, then, they will benefit in no small measure from the reading of this special little book, full of spiritual insight and practical advice. It is one designed to help, today, in the necessary production of earnest, faithful, wise, powerful and discriminating preachers. Men whose preaching, to paraphrase the late and great Dr Kennedy of Dingwall, will be known for its remarkable completeness.
This book, especially the particular riches of chapter one, warmed my heart and has made me keen and determined to improve as a preacher.
—David Carmichael, Minister, Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow, (Chairman of The Scottish Reformed Conference and conference speaker)