Poor Eutychus might have tumbled off his perch in Acts 20, but it’s humbling to notice that what took Paul many hours of preaching to achieve—near-fatal napping in one of his listeners—takes most preachers only a few minutes on a Sunday.
Saving Eutychus will help you save your listeners from such a fate. Written by an Aussie and an Irishman with very different styles who share a passion for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Saving Eutychus delivers fresh, honest, faithful and practical insights into preaching the whole word of God, Sunday by Sunday, in an engaging way. This book is a practical distillation of decades of thinking, writing, preaching, failing, humbly praying and seeing God at work, and is an invaluable tool for honing your own gifts to become the best preacher you can be.
Includes sermons and mutual critique from each author, a sermon critique sheet, and practical tips and helpful diagrams.
About the Authors:
Gary Millar is a Northern Irishman who hates writing blurbs about himself. He does, however, love his wife and three daughters, teaching people all over the place about Jesus, and being Principal of Queensland Theological College in Brisbane.
Quick-witted, handsome and scintillating-all things Phil Campbell would love to have been. Instead, when he became a preacher he had to learn from square one how to hold people’s attention. Now in his 25th year of pastoral ministry, he’s still learning how to keep people awake during his sermons and his lectures on preaching at Queensland Theological College.
Praise for Saving Eutychus:
“I have read books on how to make sure your sermon is interesting, and I have read books on how to make sure your sermon is faithful to the text, but this book wants your sermon to be both. If I could, I would make this little book mandatory reading for seminarians everywhere, and then urge them to read it a couple more times during the course of their ministry. It avoids cutesy and manipulative suggestions, and makes its practical points while urging integrity, faithfulness, and imagination. Many books on preaching are published every year; this one is a “must.”
– D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“This book teems with ‘plusses’: it is short (as a tome that takes Eutychus as its poster boy must be); it is stretching (the authors force one to deal with longer texts—and leave one asking, “Why can’t I summarize extended passages like that?”); it is specific (they include actual sermons with critique); it is searching (in case you skip the first chapter, ‘pray’ occurs eight times in the conclusion); and stirring (you still want to preach when you’ve finished reading). If you don’t buy the book, don’t cry if Eutychus isn’t saved!”
– Dale Ralph Davis, Bible expositor and author
“This book deserves to be included in the ‘must read’ category for preachers. It is readable, which always helps! And, as we would expect, it is biblical and practical. But it is also funny and forthright in a way that made me re-evaluate my preaching and resolve with God’s help to improve. This is a different book from Lloyd-Jones’ Preaching and Preachers and Between Two Worlds by John Stott, but it may prove to be just as influential.”
– Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, OH
- Publisher: Matthias media (2013)
- ISBN: 9781922206251
- Page Count: 172
Blog Tour Details:
- Tour Date: July 15-21, 2013
- Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), Ebook (.mobi & .epub)
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