#009: 7 Books Every Preacher Should Read On Preaching [PODCAST]

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  • This is Episode #009 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

    In this episode, we will talk about seven books every preacher should read on preaching (Plus one).

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    Faithful preachers are diligent readers. First and foremost, read the Bible! Read Bible study resources, Christian theology, and church history. You should also read some works from authors who do not share your worldview. But also make it a priority to read books on preaching.

    There are many great preaching books to read. But here are seven volumes you should start with.

    1. Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson
    2. Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell
    3. Between Two Worlds by John R.W. Stott
    4. Preaching & Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    5. Anointed Expository Preaching by Stephen F. Olford with David L. Olford
    6. Power in the Pulpit by Jerry Vines & Jim Shaddix
    7. Preaching by John F. MacArthur Jr. & The Master’s Seminary Faculty

    BONUS RECOMMENDATION: Doctrine That Dances by Robert Smith Jr.


    What do you think? What books on preaching would you recommend? What book on this list is your favorite? Which book would you switch out for another?

    Episode Resources


    CIS-Conf-logo-20142The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is a little less than a month away. It will meet September 24-26, 2014, in Jacksonville. This 3-day event is designed to teach, model, or promote fateful Bible exposition among preachers and teachers. Register today. Invite someone to join you.

    Click here for more information about the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference.

    Hope to see you at the SBTS Expositors Conference October 28-30, 2014, with R. Albert Mohler and John F. MacArthur. I also will be speaking at the pre-conference on October 27.

    Expository Preaching at its core is more a philosophy than a method. Whether or not we can be called expositors starts with our purpose and with our honest answer to the question: “Do you, as a preacher, endeavor to bend your thought to the Scripture’s, or do you use the Scriptures to support your thought? – Haddon Robinson


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.