Almost every well-known preacher who has preached effectively for nearly half a century seems to write a book on preaching...

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Almost every well-known preacher who has preached effectively for nearly half a century seems to write a book on preaching for the guidance and enlightenment of the preachers who shall come after him. But this brief book is not a case is point. The author, Dr. Frederick K. Stamm, whose preaching has been listened to eagerly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Illinois for 45 years, says he has steadfastly refused to tell others how to preach, for there have been many successful and effective preachers who broke all the rules. Instead, he calls his book a letter to a young minister, and in it he writes not of creeds and theological doctrines, but the practical things a person meets along the road which it is helpful to share with others who are going his way. Under five chapter headings, ""Getting Started"", ""Pitfalls for the Preacher"", ""The Prophet in the Pulpit"", ""The Priest at the Altar"", and ""Mankind is Your Business"", Dr. Stamm writes essays of extraordinary interest which draw freely and fully from the rich materials of his own fruitful ministry. The young preacher will find much warmth, encouragement and inspiration here, and do a better job of preaching for having read it.

Pub Date: May 5, 1958

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Publisher: Abingdon Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1958