Monod’s sermons are replete with biblical truth and biblical allusion. They treated his hearers as intelligent individuals, capable of following an idea, inwardly digesting it, and moving on to another; and, of course, they were capable. He did not sacrifice his sermons for his larger evangelistic goals; rather, he obviously believed that the sermons strengths doctrinal depth and biblical weight would be, through divine means, that which would bring about reformation. There is so much here to commend to our own day. . . The Incarnation and Beyond is not merely a collection of Christmas sermons . . . Here one will encounter tender and Pauline- like communion passages, the last of which was preached by Monod as the French Reformed pastor was dying of liver cancer.
This is a superb sermon anthology of solid Biblical messages on the Incarnation from Adolphe Monod, a Reformed pastor whose name is becoming increasingly familiar thanks to EP Books and Dr. Constance Walker. I could not do better, in closing, than to quote Reverend Monod:
Oh the privilege of Christian preaching! But how this preaching itself needs to be renewed through the Holy Spirit! It is he who will transform spoken preaching into effective preaching, a word of instruction into a word of profession, a word that expounds truth into a word that conveys the living and true God.
Michael A. Milton, PhD Presbyterian minister, author, and educator