This book unabashedly presents a powerful mandate for re-establishing the priority of preaching.
The author reminds us: 'Christ's last great commission to His Church was to evangelize the world. How was it to be done? By preaching! ... From the very beginning the Church was a preaching Church. The apostles put preaching in the forefront of their program. Their priorities were clear: "We will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word" (Acts 6:4) ... Undoubtedly Paul was a man of varied accomplishments and his ministry was many-sided. But first and foremost he was a preacher. "Christ sent me," he declared to the Corinthians, "not to baptize, but to preach the gospel" (1 Cor. 1:17).'
Colquhoun eloquently summarizes the true nature of preaching- its deeply personal character, its dynamic relation to the saving act of God in Christ, and its abiding place in the purpose of God for His church in every age.