Preaching The Whole Counsel of God: Design And Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons

Posted On December 29, 2015

Biblical preaching begins with faithful hermeneutics, discovering the truth of the text. It’s not only the nuts and bolts of preaching, it’s also the doing of preaching that’s vital. This is what Julius Kim has done so well in his new book Preaching The Whole Counsel of God: Design And Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons.

This book has four parts. In part one, the author helps readers discover the truth of the text by learning in chapter one how to pray, select, read, and meditate on the biblical text. In chapter two, the author explains how to interpret the text. Chapter three examines why we should preach Christ, while chapter four, and five look at how to preach Christ from the Old and New Testaments. Part three (chapters six and seven) look at the blueprints of sermon design. Part four considers how to deliver the sermon. In my opinion, this section is the best in the book, as it will help readers understand how people hear and process information which will help pastors to design and deliver sermons that connect with their hearers. The book concludes (chapter nine and ten) with a look at the place of verbal and nonverbal communication in preaching.

Preaching The Whole Counsel of God: Design And Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons is a much-needed book that contributes much to the ongoing literature on preaching. This book would be good for the new or seasoned preacher, Bible study leader, or seminary student to read. I recommend this book and believe that by reading it pastors and teachers of the Word will learn how to handle the Word in order to help people grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures.

I received this book for free from Zondervan Academic for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Related Posts

Living in Light of God’s Justice

Living in Light of God’s Justice

A few years ago, while I was working on my undergraduate degree, I was running late for an 8:30am Hebrew class. So, that morning, I ran out of the house, jumped in my car, and sped off to Dallas. As I was speeding in my little red Chevy Cobalt, I saw him and he saw...

The Danger of Neglecting Lament in the Local Church

The Danger of Neglecting Lament in the Local Church

“Positive and encouraging.” When I tune my radio to the local Christian station, that’s the theme I hear—over and over. It’s not just the station’s motto. The music is upbeat. The hosts are jovial. There’s plenty of laughter. The only “downer” is the news. But then we...

Biblical Apologetics: How Shall We Respond to Unbelief?

Biblical Apologetics: How Shall We Respond to Unbelief?

Unbelief is in the air. Unbelief is gaining ground in postmodern culture. Over 100 years ago, the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great innermost corruption, the one great instinct of revenge, for which...

An Insolent Generation

An Insolent Generation

Hebrews 3:10–11, “Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’ 11 As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” Over 3,400 years ago, God heard the cries of His people who were...

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Weekly Roundup 12/28/2015-1/2/2016 - Servants of Grace - […] Preaching The Whole Counsel of God Design And Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons reviewed by Dave Jenkins https://servantsofgrace.org/preaching-the-whole-counsel-of-god-design-and-deliver-gospel-centered-ser… […]
Share87
Reddit
Share
Email
Buffer