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Title The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching
Author Kenyatta R. Gilbert
Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date 2011-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781451412536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching is a constructive effort to examine the historical contributions of African American preaching, the challenges it faces today, and how it might become a renewed source of healing and strength for at-risk communities and churches. --from publisher description

Exodus Preaching by Kenyatta R. Gilbert

Title Exodus Preaching
Author Kenyatta R. Gilbert
Publisher Abingdon Press
Release Date 2018-03-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 148
ISBN 9781501832581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Exodus Preaching is the first of its kind. It is an exploration of the African American prophetic rhetorical traditions in a manner that makes features of these traditions relevant to a broad audience beyond the African American traditions. It provides readers a composite picture of the nature, meaning, and relevance of prophetic preaching as spoken Word of justice and hope in a society of growing pluralism and the world-shaping phenomenon of racial, economic and cultural diversity. African American preachers have distinctively invested great symbolic significance in the Exodus story, the messianic witness of Jesus, and the prophetic literature for developing and shaping prophetic sermons. Kenyatta Gilbert demonstrates how four distinctive features of discourse can shape sermon preparation, for effective preaching in a period of intense social change, racial unrest, and violence. Gilbert includes dozens of practical suggestions and five practical exercises to equip the reader for preaching in new ways and in new environments. He offers an holistic approach, fully equipping the reader with the theological and practical resources needed to preach prophetically.

Title Rhetoric of the Protestant Sermon in America
Author Eric C. Miller
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2020-01-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9781793620767
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Rhetoric of the Protestant Sermon in America: Pulpit Discourse at the Turn of the Millennium, ten scholars analyze notable sermons from the fifty-year span between 1965 and 2015, during which the Protestant sermon has undergone significant change in the United States. Contributors examine how this turbulent time period witnessed a variety of important shifts in the arguments, evidences, and rhetorical strategies employed by contemporary preachers. Because religious practice is inextricably tangled in the culture, politics, and economy of its historical situation, the public expression of a faith is certain to move with the times. In their treatment of race, sex, gender, class, and citizenship, sermons apply ancient texts to current events and controversies, often to revealing effect. This collection, thoughtfully edited by Eric C. Miller and Jonathan J. Edwards, demonstrates how the genre of the Protestant sermon has evolved—or resisted evolution—across the years. Scholars of religion, rhetoric, communication, sociology, and cultural studies will find this book particularly useful.

Title The Motif of Hope in African American Preaching during Slavery and the Post Civil War Era
Author Sr. Wayne E. Croft Sr.
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2017-10-16
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 158
ISBN 9781498536486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Motif of Hope in African American Preaching during Slavery and the Post-Civil War Era: There's a Bright Side Somewhere explores the use of the motif of hope within African American preaching during slavery (1803–1865) and the post-Civil War era (1865–1896). It discusses the presentation of the motif of hope in African American preaching from an historical perspective and how this motif changed while in some instances remained the same with the changing of its historical context. Furthermore, this discussion illuminates a reality that hope has been a theme of importance throughout the history of African American preaching.

I Believe I Ll Testify by Cleophus J. LaRue

Title I Believe I ll Testify
Author Cleophus J. LaRue
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 2011-04-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781611642803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cleo LaRue is one of the best-loved preachers and writers about preaching. In past volumes, he has brought together great collections of African American preaching to showcase the best preaching from across the country. Here he offers his own insights into what makes for great preaching. Filled with telling anecdotes, LaRue's book recognizes that while great preaching comes from somewhere, it also must go somewhere, so preachers need to use the most artful language to send the Word on its journey.

Crossover Preaching by Jared E. Alcántara

Title Crossover Preaching
Author Jared E. Alcántara
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2015-11-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9780830899029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As society becomes more culturally diverse and globally connected, churches and seminaries are rapidly changing. And as the church changes, preaching must change too. Crossover Preaching proposes a way forward through conversation with the "dean of the nation s black preachers," Gardner C. Taylor, senior pastor emeritus of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. In this richly interdisciplinary study, Jared E. Alcántara argues that an analysis of Taylor s preaching reveals an improvisational-intercultural approach that recovers his contemporary significance and equips U. S. churches and seminary classrooms for the future. Alcántara argues that preachers and homileticians need to develop intercultural and improvisational proficiencies to reach an increasingly intercultural church. Crossover Preaching equips them with concrete practices designed to help them cultivate these competencies and thus communicate effectively in a changing world.

A Pursued Justice by Kenyatta R. Gilbert

Title A Pursued Justice
Author Kenyatta R. Gilbert
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-02-07
Category Religion
Total Pages 226
ISBN 1481303996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

and subsequent generations of preachers of revolutionary hope and holy disobedience.--Matthew D. Kim "Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society"

Black Preaching by Henry H. Mitchell

Title Black Preaching
Author Henry H. Mitchell
Publisher Abingdon Press
Release Date 2010-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 143
ISBN 9781426720659
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Henry H. Mitchell has completely revised and integrated his popular books The Recovery of Preaching and Black Preaching for seminarians and pastors--both Black and White--who are seeking to add power and vision to their sermons. Mitchell persuasively demonstrates that Black culture and preaching style are vital for the empowerment of Black congregations and have much to offer the preaching method of all preachers. By focusing on the use of storytelling, imagination, and style of preaching rooted in African-American culture, Mitchell spotlights effective techniques for lively preaching.

Title For the Souls of Black Folks
Author Cari Jackson
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2013-05-21
Category Religion
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781620323007
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the Souls of Black Folks examines the impact of black religious culture in shaping the ethical values and sociopolitical condition of U.S. blacks. The book reviews the nexus of theological traditions and historical factors that have formed black churches as environments where preachers serve as the moral compass for black churchgoers. For the Souls of Black Folks builds upon the work of sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois, who highlighted the presence of a double consciousness in the collective psyche of blacks stemming from racial oppression. The book explores the ways in which that double consciousness, often reflected in black preaching, socializes black Christians to subjugate their own moral authority to that of black preachers. The central argument is that this socialization to submit to preachers greatly underserves black churchgoers in developing and exercising their own power and authority as social agents, and thus significantly impedes the full sociopolitical liberation of all blacks. The book offers important new preaching strategies that more effectively facilitate the empowerment of blacks as critical agents of social transformation and healing in the twenty-first century.

The Heart Of Black Preaching by Cleophus James LaRue

Title The Heart of Black Preaching
Author Cleophus James LaRue
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 2000-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 260
ISBN 0664258476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

LaRue provides important insights on why black preaching is strong and active, and connects with the real-life experiences of listeners. (Christian)

God In Her Midst by Elaine McCollins Flake

Title God in Her Midst
Author Elaine McCollins Flake
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Religion
Total Pages 93
ISBN 081701506X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Offers preachers advice on reaching the hearts, minds, and souls of African American women and provides strategies and sample sermons designed to bring healing, rather than hurt, to women's lives.

The Hum by Evans E. Crawford

Title The Hum
Author Evans E. Crawford
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category Religion
Total Pages 92
ISBN UCSC:32106016372168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Firmly rooted in the black experience, this approach to homiletics helps readers understand preaching as an oral event. The call/response tension in black preaching is what drives the musicality of speech in black churches. Crawford refers to this musicality as "hum thoughts", and leads the reader to a better understanding of this type of preaching and its effects on the congregation.

Black Suffering by James Henry Harris

Title Black Suffering
Author James Henry Harris
Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781506464398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Black Suffering, James Henry Harris explores the nexus of injustices, privations, and pains that contribute to the daily suffering seen and felt in the lives of Black folks. This suffering is so normalized in American life that it often goes unnoticed, unseen, and even--more often--purposely ignored. The reality of Black suffering is both omnipresent and complicated--both a reaction to and a result of the reality of white supremacy, its psychological and historical legacy, and its many insidious and fractured expressions within contemporary culture. Because Black suffering is so wholly disregarded, it must be named, discussed, and analyzed. Black Suffering articulates suffering as an everyday reality of Black life. Harris names suffering's many manifestations, both in history and in the present moment, and provides a unique portrait of the ways Black suffering has been understood by others. Drawing on decades of personal experience as a pastor, theologian, and educator, Harris gives voice to suffering's practical impact on church leaders as they seek to forge a path forward to address this huge and troubling issue. Black Suffering is both a mixtape and a call to consciousness, a work that identifies Black suffering, shines a light on the insidious normalization of the phenomenon, and begins a larger conversation about correcting the historical weight of suffering carried by Black people. The book combines elements of memoir, philosophy, historical analysis, literary criticism, sermonic discourse, and even creative nonfiction to present a "remix" of the suffering experienced daily by Black people.

Bound For The Promised Land by Milton C. Sernett

Title Bound For the Promised Land
Author Milton C. Sernett
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 1997-09-22
Category Social Science
Total Pages 356
ISBN 9780822382454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bound for the Promised Land is the first extensive examination of the impact on the American religious landscape of the Great Migration—the movement from South to North and from country to city by hundreds of thousands of African Americans following World War I. In focusing on this phenomenon’s religious and cultural implications, Milton C. Sernett breaks with traditional patterns of historiography that analyze the migration in terms of socioeconomic considerations. Drawing on a range of sources—interviews, government documents, church periodicals, books, pamphlets, and articles—Sernett shows how the mass migration created an institutional crisis for black religious leaders. He describes the creative tensions that resulted when the southern migrants who saw their exodus as the Second Emancipation brought their religious beliefs and practices into northern cities such as Chicago, and traces the resulting emergence of the belief that black churches ought to be more than places for "praying and preaching." Explaining how this social gospel perspective came to dominate many of the classic studies of African American religion, Bound for the Promised Land sheds new light on various components of the development of black religion, including philanthropic endeavors to "modernize" the southern black rural church. In providing a balanced and holistic understanding of black religion in post–World War I America, Bound for the Promised Land serves to reveal the challenges presently confronting this vital component of America’s religious mosaic.

Prophesying Daughters by Chanta M. Haywood

Title Prophesying Daughters
Author Chanta M. Haywood
Publisher University of Missouri Press
Release Date 2003-05-12
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 0826262996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In nineteenth-century America, many black women left their homes, their husbands, and their children to spread the Word of God. Descendants of slaves or former “slave girls” themselves, they traveled all over the country, even abroad, preaching to audiences composed of various races, denominations, sexes, and classes, offering their own interpretations of the Bible. When they were denied the pulpit because of their sex, they preached in tents, bush clearings, meeting halls, private homes, and other spaces. They dealt with domestic ideologies that positioned them as subservient in the home, and with racist ideologies that positioned them as naturally inferior to whites. They also faced legalities restricting blacks socially and physically and the socioeconomic reality of often being part of a large body of unskilled laborers. Jarena Lee, Julia Foote, Maria Stewart, and Frances Gaudet were four women preachers who endured such hardships because of their religious convictions. Often quoting from the scripture, they insisted that they were indeed prophesying daughters whom God called upon to preach. Significantly, many of these women preachers wrote autobiographies in which they present images of assertive, progressive, pious women—steadfast and unmovable in their religious beliefs and bold in voicing their concerns about the moral standing of their race and society at large. Chanta M. Haywood examines these autobiographies to provide new insight into the nature of prophesying, offering an alternative approach to literature with strong religious imagery. She analyzes how these four women employed rhetorical and political devices in their narratives, using religious discourse to deconstruct race, class, and gender issues of the nineteenth century. By exploring how religious beliefs become an avenue for creating alternative ideologies, Prophesying Daughters will appeal to students and scholars of African American literature, women’s studies, and religious studies.

The Audacity Of Hope by Barack Obama

Title The Audacity of Hope
Author Barack Obama
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2006-10-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780307382092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

Title The Practices of Christian Preaching
Author Jared E. Alcántara
Publisher Baker Academic
Release Date 2019-09-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781493419760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Leading homiletician Jared Alcántara offers a practice-centered, collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook. The book breaks new ground by adopting a practice-based approach to teaching preaching and by using innovative technological delivery to enhance the educational experience of learners. Alcántara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers must cultivate throughout their lives. He shows that preachers can learn effective preaching by paying keen attention to five key competencies: conviction, context, clarity, concreteness, and creativity. Featuring the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, The Practices of Christian Preaching is designed to prepare effective communicators for the church's multicultural future. Call-outs in the book direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators, enabling Alcántara to coach students by showing them instead of just telling them. A Spanish language edition will be forthcoming.

Preaching Through A Storm by H. Beecher Hicks

Title Preaching Through a Storm
Author H. Beecher Hicks
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 1987
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780310200918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Drawing on his own experience in shepherding a church through a difficult building program, the author explains how to survive the storms of pastoral ministry spiritually and emotionally.

Title So You Want to Be a Preacher
Author Vernon D. Lloyd
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-09-20
Category
Total Pages 204
ISBN 153728293X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is not your ordinary book on preaching or ministry. It is a training tool, a handbook, an instruction manual and a guide for getting very fundamental things done as a preacher and as a pastor. It is thorough yet uncomplicated reading that enables you to use it with having to decode or dismantle it. "So You Want to be a Preacher?" is for the new as well as the seasoned preacher. It is resourceful and makes the task of preaching and pastoring a less complicated task.

The Word Militant by Walter Brueggemann

Title The Word Militant
Author Walter Brueggemann
Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date 2010-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781451419771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky Word that confronts us in Scripture - if we have the courage to hear.