"While perfection in preaching is an illusive dream, improvement is within the grasp of virtually everyone" - Donald Hamilton
Imagine that preaching is like a 'see-saw' or 'teeter-totter'. It is not much fun unless the people on both sides are roughly equal in weight. If not then one will suspended in the air, the other stuck on the ground both going nowhere!
Is this what you want of your congregation? Are they left high and dry or down in the dumps by their experience.
Donald Hamilton doesn't want them to suffer this fate! Preaching with balance is intended primarily for those who preach to the same congregation on a regular basis.
This is the situation that most preachers find themselves in, yet most preaching books seem more intent on just providing a boost to the preacher without giving advice on how to maintain an improvement in preaching.
Preaching with a balance comes complete with useful appencices on developing an annual preaching plan, planning topical and linear sermon sets and includes a useful sermon evaluation form.
Table of Contents:
Step One: Maintain a Balance in Theological Perspective
Step Two: Maintain a Balance in Personal Perspective
Step Three: Maintain a Balance in Biblical Foundations
Step Four: Maintain a Balance in Preaching Purpose
Step Five: Maintain a Balance in Sermon variety
Step Six: Maintain a Balance in Sermon Content
Step Seven: Maintain a Balance in Sermon Delivery
Donald Hamilton is Stephen F. Olford Professor of Preaching, Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina
"The book is written from an evangelical standpoint and contains much of help to all who preach. It also presents many challenges with respect to our heart attitudes and motives." - Evangelicals Now
"Preaching With Balance" covers all the bases for a preacher to maintain balance in the preaching task. The author is insightful and incisive when handling issues of balance. He cautions the preacher of the possibility of getting into a rut. This book is a plumb line for all preachers. It is an invaluable contribution to the preaching fraternity. A must for the preacher's shelf." - Dr. George Sumadraji (Rajoo), Academic Dean, Durban Bible College, Durban, South Africa.