Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  November 17, 2014
Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church Book Cover Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church
Weaver Book Company
November 11, 2014
Models of biblical preaching of Philippians by veteran preacher and teacher of preachers provides a model of preaching using a combination of solid scholarly study, fidelity to the meaning and intent of the biblical author, oral clarity, contemporary relevance, humor, and creativity. “Pastors who plan on preaching through any of these biblical books,” says Sunukjian, “could be drawn to these sermons as models or as stimulating prompters for their own messages.”

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church Series (Weaver Books, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“These sermons will help both preachers and congregants grow in their faith and their knowledge of God’s Word.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church made the Bible come alive.”
Reviewer: Ben Toh
Rating: 4 Stars

“This volume provides solid examples of expository messages.”
Reviewer: Charles Savelle
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is helpful for two groups: those looking to understand the themes of James and apply them to their life, as well as the Bible teacher struggling to outline James in a way that is more pastoral than academic.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard
Rating: 4 stars

“This book was a good read that I recommend it to other pastors and students.”
Reviewer: Bill Mazey
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you preach or teach, this is a volume to have at your side.”
Reviewer: Dave Marrandette
Rating: 4 Stars

Invitation to James makes excellent devotional reading.”
Reviewer: David Hodges
Rating: 5 stars

“These sermons will help preachers learn to be clear in their preaching.”
Reviewer:  Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book of sermons is a breath of fresh air for those wanting a sober account of the book of James. Even more, Donald provides sterling examples of how to dig into the text and into our culture, bringing together the hope of the gospel for the weary soul.”
Reviewer:  Spencer Cummins
Rating:  5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book foremost to pastors but also to all who want to better understand the book of James and its message of perseverance.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“…enjoyable because of its simple language. It serves its purpose as its title states, as a good invitational book to the Book of James.”
Reviewer:  Xi Ming
Rating:  3 Stars


“This is a work I would happily recommend to anyone wanting to go deeper into the book of Philippians.” Reviewer: Paul Horne Rating: 4 Stars

“I liked the small sermon series that the author has presented here and I look forward to reading the rest in the series.”Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this to anyone wanting to have more insight into the book of Philippians, those who may teach a Bible study, and of course this would be a great help to pastors.” Reviewer Maryann Bell Rating: 5 Stars

“If you have a library for sermon preparation, or a library full of books for devotional study, this book will make a great addition to it.”   Reviewer: Donna Safford Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed these messages and would recommend them to other.” Reviewer: Shawn Covington Rating: 3 Stars

“I recommend this book as a secondary resource to a pastor who is working through Philippians and as a devotional book to a lay person who is studying Philippians on their own.” Reviewer: Jeremy Horneck Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful book for preachers and lay Christians.” Reviewer: Conrade Yap Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an edifying, spiritual growth book that can be used as a devotional or even assist in sermon preparation.” Reviewer: Theron St. John Rating: 4 Stars

This will be a good book for preachers, or for Christians who wants to understand the book of Philippians in it’s context, yet in an easy to read and understand format.”Reviewer: Chris Ho Rating: 4 Stars

If you’re looking for a place to start reading sermons on Jacob, this is a good place to start.Reviewer: Chris Ho Rating: 4 Stars

“Invitation to Philippians”, should be in every Christian library.” Reviewer: Mike Safford Rating: 4 Stars

“Sunukjian’s treatment of the text is sensible and solid.” Reviewer: Tim Campbell Rating: 3 Stars

“Whether for personal edification or as a ministry tool, this book is a great addition to any pastor, teacher or parents home or pastoral library.” Reviewer: Christy Toh Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good book about the Good Book.” Reviewer: William Sipling Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is easy reading and would serve as a touchstone for planning a sermon or teaching series on Philippians.” Reviewer: Robert Hayton Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good primer on the book of Philippians.” Reviewer: Xi Ming Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a good book on the book of James.” Reviewer: Xi Ming Rating: 3 Stars