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by Alyce M. McKenzie

  • Author: Alyce M. McKenzie
  • ISBN: 0664233228
  • ISBN13: 978-0664233228
  • ePub: 1324 kb | FB2: 1944 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Ministry & Evangelism
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 176
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 500
  • Format: lit lrf docx mobi
Novel Preaching: Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons ePub download

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Alyce M. McKenzie is Professor of Homiletics at the Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology . McKenzie is Professor of Homiletics at the Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas. ▲. "In this fresh and helpful book, Alyce McKenzie invites novelists and preachers into a richly textured conversation and uncovers habits, perspectives, and tools that have the potential to change the reader's vocation and practice of preaching.

McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons.

McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons.

book by Alyce M. McKenzie. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons.

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In this lively and accessible book, Alyce McKenzie explores how fiction writers approach the task of writing novels: how they develop their ideas, where they find their inspiration, and how they turn the spark of a creative notion into words on paper that will captivate the masses. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons. Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn, and also includes a number of sample sermons from McKenzie herself.

Ochach
This book was required for a college class, and proved to over emphasize the need for imagination in preaching. It is a great resource, and is fun to read. The only problem I have with it is that 1/4 to even 1/3 of the words are spent on imaginative things like going on a make believe writer's tour or cooking in a world famous kitchen.

With that negative word aside, everything else is very positive. McKenzie provides a great deal of advice from novelists, preachers, and other professionals that greatly benefit homiletics. I came away with many helpful ideas that will no doubt improve my preaching.
Dianaghma
Creative approach. While some of the start of the text I had a hard time following, the sermons alone at the end were worth the price of the book. Demonstrate preachers sense of humor blended with solid exegesis and great example of narrative form.
Nightscar
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Well written. Had the opportunity to hear the author in person. Wasn't disappointed with her oral presentation or the book. Well done!
Frostdefender
Section One: Cultivating the Imagination, is worth the read. Mckenzie provides good, practical steps which inspire and challenge the reader to really look at the world in which we live. There are stories everywhere each and every day if we take the time to notice. More importantly, if we muster up the discipline to capture and organize them for future use.

However, McKenzie attempts to put her novel writing style into this book and it comes across cheesy. Somewhere in the middle she loses her focus on the novel and tries to incorporate a wide variety of sermon styles and preparation techniques.

All in all, not terrible but not excellent either.
sobolica
I needed this book for a Seminary class. I enjoyed the readings and will probably share it with others over time.
Kieel
If you have taken a descent preaching class, this book will not provide you with anything new. If you have not taken a preaching class, the material in this book would take one, at most two sessions to cover. As I read the book, I always felt like something of value was about to be presented that would make the book worth reading, but it just did not happen. The content is so bloated with useless, poorly written stories that are intended to demonstrate teaching through storytelling it makes you want to stop reading. I would say one in twenty pages might give you something to think about. She relies heavily on the work of others, and tries to give a summery of their work, but falls way short. Go to the source. Read Craddock, Dillard, Webb and McLaren.
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