A Must book for Protestant ministers and students of the art of preaching. In its pages, Dr. Jones, one of America's great preachers, presents an illuminating evaluation of the Lyman Beecher lectures on preaching, from the first given by Beecher himself in 1872, through the 1949 series delivered by Leslie Weatherhead of London. An introductory note to each lecture supplies biographical data and an outline of the emphases. Among these lecturers are the great personalities of the American pulpit, including Phillips Brooks, Washington Gladden, Henry Van Dyck, Lyman Abbott, Charles R. Brown, Charles E. Jefferson, J. H. Jarrett, Henry Sloane Coffin, Harry Emerson Fosdick, George A. Buttrick, Henry Knox Sherrill, Ernest F. Tittle, Ralph Sockman. Such is the roster of the men whose messages are presented in distilled form here. This is a book which every minister would regard as a treasured possession, and which should be used as a basic text in divinity schools for years to come.