The pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska in this volume shares with his readers his convictions concerning the place of preaching in the Protestant Church and the methods which the preacher must use if he is to be effective. Dr. Kennedy has won for himself a widely recognized place as one of the leading Protestant preachers through his pulpit work in California and Nebraska, and through his lectures on homilectics at various theological seminaries. This book is based on lectures delivered at the summer session of Union Theological Seminary in 1946. This is essentially a book for ministers, for it deals ""with what we have to say and the way we ought to say it"". They will find much that will be helpful and inspiring to them in their own pulpit work.