Professor Blackwood writes out of a long experience in introducing theological students to the arts and crafts of preaching. His is a conservative. Bible-centered point of view but he also has a flair for making old truths vivid and interesting. In this book he is encouraging his readers to undertake more expository preaching, that is, to base more sermons upon an exposition of a passage of Scripture in contrast to the typical and textual sermons so much in vogue today. Professor Blackwood's book is filled with examples of such preaching. This is done not by giving entire sermons, but by suggesting a sermon outline or a set of ideas thus marking a trail for the reader to follow in his own sermonizing. Preachers who undertake this type of sermon should realize that to make it interesting requires more than average ability and more than the usual amount of preparation.