THE OLD TESTAMENT IN CHRISTIAN PREACHING by Lawrence E. Toombs

THE OLD TESTAMENT IN CHRISTIAN PREACHING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a book for preachers. Yet there isn't a ""canned"" sermon in it. The Drew Seminary Professor has set himself a dual task. He is concerned to bring the best insights from the current ferment of Old Testament studies into such a form that the preacher can readily understand and use them. He is also concerned that these Old Testament treasures be assessed in the light of the kerygma (proclamation) which is the preacher's fundamental concern. The result is a fantastically interesting book which no preacher should begin to read on Saturday night. Rather, he must take time to assimilate its message; to explore deeply the sermon ideas with which it abounds; and, personally, to find within his own parochial experience the validation of those insights so well advanced by Dr. Toombs. In addition to the very suggestive text, the volume has an apparatus of a topical and Scriptural index which will make it all the more helpful to the preacher after the first reading has been completed. Rarely does the preacher find in one volume the challenge to preach a hundred solid sermons. This book does just that.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1961
Publisher: Westminster Press