Jay Adams has contributed an amazing message in this short book, PREACHING TO THE HEART. It is as the subtitle suggests, 'a heart-to-heart discussion with preachers of the Word'. If you are a preacher who is serious about connecting with the hearers in the pew, then you need to read this simple book. It will transform your ministry as it transformed mine 25 years ago. I was pleased to see that there are still copies around.
The secret to Adam's message is the preacher's dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit. Adams explains why this works and how you as a preacher must tap into God to connect His heart of compassion to the hearts of those you want to listen to you.
Adams examines the meaning of heart in the Bible, the preaching of the apostles in Acts, boldness in proclamation, what God wants to say, convicting preaching, and the form that will connect with hearers.
I am giving PREACHING TO THE HEART five stars because it is readable, understandable, and best of all, it is very practical. It is a must-read for everyone who feels called to declare the wonderful news of God's grace in Jesus Christ.