Saving Eutychus Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  July 15, 2013

Saving Eutychus by Gary Millar and Phil CampbellThis week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake by Gary Millar & Phil Campbell. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Those who take to heart the ideas presented in this book will find their effort well worth their time which will ultimately result in their flocks being fed the meat of God’s word, the true hallmark of a great preacher with the added bonus of nobody in the service falling asleep or “counting the bricks in the wall.””
Reviewer: Michael Boling (intelmin.org)
Rating: 5 Stars

[Saving Eutychus] was an excellent read and one that I know I will be referencing again and one that I will be recommending to my friends in the ministry.”
Reviewer: Joshua Davis (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Alistair Begg said this book was on his “must read” list for preachers and I totally agree. I learned a lot from this book. I believe all preachers, especially those just starting ministry, will benefit from this book.”
Reviewer: Chris Land (keepingthemainthing.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book highly to all pastors and seminary students.  Don’t look at it as a mold but see it as a blueprint to better preaching.”
Reviewer: Todd Randolph (toddrandolph.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would definitely recommend this book.  Even if you have the gift for preaching, you may read this and realize you could use some of their suggestions.”
Reviewer: Mary Vidinich (whenqueen.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This little text is short but stout… worth reading and holding on to for the purpose of re-reading again and again. ”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc (louiszinc.tumblr.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“While there are many books out there on preaching, I can’t think of one right off that has so much practical advice packed in under 200 pages.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne (nathanielclaiborne.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

” If you’ve never preached, but are interested to read more on this topic, then this book would be a nice introduction.”
Reviewer: Heather Dannewitz (brokenathisfeet.wordpress.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

“Regardless of whether you’re just starting out as a teacher/preacher or if you’ve been at it for years, you will find this book to be a very helpful resource. I gladly commend it to you.”
Reviewer: Derek Griz (derekgriz.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“[I] would highly recommend you get your hands on a copy soon if you are a preacher in any context, big church or little, city church or rural parish, there is something in here for everyone.”
Reviewer: Paul Horne (preachdatruth.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Saving Eutychus is a useful little book for preachers looking for something to assist them in faithfully communicating God’s Word in a manner that affects the hearts of their hearers.”
Reviewer: David Norman (www.davidnormanblog.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

“I heartily recommend this work and hope that it becomes a mainstay in the discussion of the need for expositional preaching.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard (declinationblog.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to all of my pastor/preacher friends. Saving Eutychus brings a great awareness and insight to our calling.”
Reviewer: Steven Ruff (stevenruff.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Anyone who preaches or will be preaching, or perhaps those interested in the process of sermon writing and delivery, will benefit from reading this book.”
Reviewer: Jude St. John (quercuscalliprinos.blogspot.ca)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I’ve been preparing and delivering sermons for twenty-five years and Saving Eutychus taught me, challenged me, encouraged me, and also reminded me of the great goal of effective preaching: it’s not just to keep folk awake, it’s to be the Spirit-empowered means by which God ushers people into His family and grows them to become more like Jesus.”
Reviewer: Gary Ware (garyware.me)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book to be a very helpful addition to the current preaching literature today. It was full of witty comments and very practical, real-world advise. I can definitely see myself returning to this book in the future, and it is for sure one that I will recommend to others as well.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford (ztford.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“the book itself is really about preaching moreso than Acts 20, and, overall, it has some really excellent sections. Two that immediately come to mind are the chapters on exposition (“Preaching that changes the heart”) and proclaiming the gospel in the Old Testament (“Why preaching the gospel is so hard”). Both of these were really helpful.”
Reviewer: Steve Brand (gegraptai.com)
Rating: 3 Stars

“this is great resource not only for those preaching the Word every Sunday, but anyone preaching the Word.”
Reviewer: Karen Chevalier (buildingherhouse.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I continually am impressed with the quality of work that Matthias Media produces for the Church. I hope you purchase and read Saving Eutychus. You should read other books that Matthias Media has published. Honestly, just spend some time at their website. They have lots of great resources.”
Reviewer: Joey Cochran (jtcochran.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I enjoyed reading this warm, friendly, God-centered approach to preaching God’s Word and to saving others from suffering the fate of Eutychus at our hands.”
Reviewer: Justin Combs (covenantedreader.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Issues ranging from preaching Christ from the Old Testament, hard texts, and application are all included in this wonderful book on preaching.  I was impressed by the bringing together of faithful engagement with the Bible and focus on application that is sorely needed in our congregations.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (spencerdeancummins.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“it’s a good book, and well worth every cent you invest in it, especially if you read it on Kindle.get it… Read it. It’s a cracker!”
Reviewer: Alan Davey (daveys2france.blogspot.fr)
Rating: 5 Stars

SAVING EUTYCHUS is a short and accessible book on being a better and more engaging communicator of God’s Word.”
Reviewer: Tom Farr (tom-farr.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I consider Saving Eutychus to be an excellent resource for pastors who are looking for a quick read that is trustworthy and teeming with practical instruction. Rest assured that it is both of these without loosing a high view of Scripture and an aim at preaching the gospel from the entire counsel of God’s Word. I heartily recommend it.”
Reviewer: Kevin Fiske (kevinfiske.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Saving Eutychus is a must read for any pastor, seasoned or not.”
Reviewer: Brian Green (pk-ology.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a book I will be turning to repeatedly as I seek to faithfully preach God’s Word. “Saving Eutychus” is sure to be an encouragement and an exhortation to countless preachers—rookies and veterans alike.”
Reviewer: Timothy Harris (activedidactic.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“if I had the opportunity to have a preaching study group, I would start with Saving Eutychus.
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard (doughibbard.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“For a short preaching book, this is rather good. There is little ‘new material’ here but I like what Millar and Campbell have culled together.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk (thoughtsprayersandsongs.com)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

“It does however hit exactly the notes the authors aimed to hit, as stated in their introduction. “Saving Eutycus doesn’t just mean keeping him awake. It also means doing our best to keep him fresh and alert so he can hear the truth of the gospel and be saved.” The content provides sound, methodical direction to accomplish this. I appreciated most that this book maintained an emphasis throughout the book on biblical truth (so, so important).”
Reviewer: Becky Norton (lookingaheadtobetterdays.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Saving Eutychus is a book that preachers might be tempted to hide in a plain brown wrapper. No one wants to admit that they might actually need this book… That being said, Saving Eutychus is probably a book that most preachers should at least consider reading.”
Reviewer: Charles Savelle (bibleexposition.net)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Even though this book is designed for preachers, I received some sound encouragement from this study… This is a great tool to come back to and apply over and over again.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Whether you proclaim the gospel from the pulpit or from the teacher’s chair I highly recommend Saving Eutychus.”
Reviewer: Lisa Spence (lisaspence.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Many of us have experienced boring expository preaching. Millar & Campbell offer good advice on how not to be guilty of this crime.”
Reviewer: Greg Wilson (pastorgregwilson.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Look for Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake by Gary Millar & Phil Campbell at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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