A well known and often quoted statement on reading says, “Leaders are readers and readers are leaders.” That’s one of the reasons why I have always been an avid reader. You can usually find me with several books which I am working my way through at the same time. I primarily read for fun, personal growth and to equip me to be a more effective and efficient pastor and preacher. On this page, I will share with you the books that I am currently reading. Occasionally I might even share a simple review. I hope this page encourages you to read more and, as a result, become a better leader.
Since I’m currently pursuing my Ph.D. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the majority of my reading time is spent reading for class. Here is a list of my required reading for this semester.
Broadus, John A. Lectures on the History of Preaching. New York: A. C. Armstrong, 1907. Reprint, Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian Books, 2004.
Chandros, John. Examples of Preaching in England 1534-1662. London: Hutchinson, 1971.
Dargan, Edwin Charles. The Art of Preaching in the Light of Its History. New York: Doran, 1992.
Dargan, Edwin Charles and Ralph G. Turnbull. A History of Preaching. 3 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1974.
Fant, Clyde E. and William M. Pinson, Jr., comps. 20 Centuries of Great Preaching: An Encyclopedia of Preaching. 13 vols. Waco: Word, 1971.
Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe, Dialogues on Eloquence. Translated by Wilbur Samuel Howell. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951.
Francis, Keith A. and Gibson, William. The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon – 1689-1901. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Garretson, James M. Princeton and Preaching: Archibald Alexander and the Christian Ministry. Edinburgh: Banner of Trust Trust, 2013.
Handcock, Angela. Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic 1932-1933.: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich. Grand Rapids: MI, 2013.
Hopkins, Hugh E. Charles Simeon of Cambridge. Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishing, 2012.
Hunter, David G., ed. Preaching in the Patristic Age: Studies in Honor of Walter J. Burghardt. New York: Paulist, 1989.
Larsen, David. The Company of Preachers: A History of Biblical Preaching from the Old Testament to the Modern Era. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1998.
McCullough, Adlington, & Rhatigan. Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon. Oxford University Press: Oxford 2012.
Old, Hughes Oliphant. The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. 5 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997-2004.
Ray, Jeff D. Expository Preaching. Whitefish: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010.
Stout, Harry S. The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.