The Preacher's Sourcebook
I went back and forth on rather to request Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook for review or not. Every time I went to the booksneeze page, I gravitated towards the title...and finally made the call. I am glad I did.
Edited by O.S. Hawkins, this book is a collection of sermons, outlines and sermon starters for every week, special occasion and holiday. I appreciated that in the introduction, Hawkins points out that this book is not intended as an "easy fix" for late Saturday night sermon preparations. It is just one of many tools intended to assist the Pastor or speaker in their own study of the Word.
I enjoyed flipping through the book and as I was preparing my Christmas sermon, I decided to see what the book contained on the topic. I already had my message planned out and, true to the intent of the book, I found some additional material I could sprinkle in to my message. I cannot say I will use it every week, but the Preacher's Sourcebook will be that extra tool I look at when preparing my messages.
The book also includes a cd where every sermon is available in a .rtf file.
This makes a great gift for any pastor or seminary student. It would also be perfect for those who enjoy Bible studies, either on their own or in a group.
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