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Engaging Exposition Paperback – June 1, 2011
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Daniel L. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Bill Curtis is pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Darlington, South Carolina.
Stephen Rummage is senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida.
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In Engaging Exposition, the authors want to drive every pastor into expositional preaching as their primary model for sermons. Though the book is structured as a textbook (ideal for preaching students), it reads like an impassioned plea for pastors of all ages and experience levels to get Scripture right. As Bill Curtis writes early in the first chapter, ""The failure to keep any sermon closely anchored to a text will ultimately result in hindering the text from accomplishing its intended purpose in the lives of the listeners."
The book is divided into three sections: Discovery (hermeneutics), Development (homiletics), and Delivery (rhetoric). The three authors each tackle one sphere of the expositional process. Each brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to bear on their subject, concisely yet thoroughly touching on the key elements of each that a pastor must take to heart.
Curtis opens the book by discussing hermeneutics, giving a historical overview of how standard interpretive techniques have come about and urging pastors to spend the bulk of their energy on this phase of preaching. He focuses on the importance of uncovering the author's intended meaning, and walks readers through the differing literary styles and linguistic issues of the Bible.Read more ›
With the goal in mind to bring together hermeneutics, homiletics and delivery under the same roof Daniel Akin, Bill Curtis and Stephen Rummage have written Engaging Exposition. This book seeks to lay out a methodological strategy for hermeneutics and homiletics to work in harmony. Hermeneutics is done in the service of homiletics and homiletics is dependent upon good hermeneutics while both are packaged in good delivery.
The entire book is centered on developing the main idea of the text (MIT) hermeneutically and homiletically while following up with some tips on good delivery. Bill Curtis writes the section on hermeneutics, Danny Akin on homiletics and Stephen Rummage on delivery. The intended relationship between hermeneutics and homiletics that the authors wish to convey is succinctly summed up in these words by Curtis
"The study of a text is incomplete if it fails to assess its significance for today's listeners. However, attempting to discover the significance of a text, without first gaining a thorough understanding of the author's intended meaning, will be equally incomplete." (p. 13)
The first section of the book deals with hermeneutics.Read more ›
Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Bill Curtis is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Darlington, South Carolina. Stephen Rummage is senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida. With the goal in mind to bring together a good understanding of hermeneutics, homiletics, and delivery into the same book Daniel Akin, Bill Curtis and Stephen Rummage have written Engaging Exposition. This book seeks to lay out a practical approach for hermeneutics, homiletics, and effective sermon delivery to work in congruence. Hermeneutics is done in the provision of homiletics and homiletics is dependent upon good hermeneutics while both are expressed through good delivery. Bill Curtis writes the section on hermeneutics, Danny Akin on homiletics and Stephen Rummage on delivery.
The section on hermeneutics, or discovery, is comprised of chapters 1-10. Throughout this section, Bill Curtis covered the basics of hermeneutics such as genre, historical, geographical, theological context, genre specific outlines, characters, languages, and the main idea of the text. Throughout Curtis' treatment of the basics of hermeneutics he sought to rationalize that this first step to preaching is not an end in itself, instead it is servicing the homiletical step. Curtis wrote on page 11, “Section one of this textbook is devoted to helping you take a biblical text and interpret it correctly, with the goal of developing an expository sermon.Read more ›
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Very comprehensive and helpful for any pastor or bible teacher!Published 6 months ago by Shelly Moorhouse
one the best books I have read on how to get to the context of scripture interpet it and put it all togather for sermon outstanding book my words don't do it justicePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you are studying to become a better preacher, this is the book for you. This book is so good. I felt like the author was just talking to me the whole time. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Julian
Having read many, many books on preaching this is one of the one's I would recommend every aspiring preacher read. Then read again every year or two. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Wade Greene
Engaging Exposition by Daniel Akin, Bill Curtis and Stephen Rummage is a very practical book on how to study for, craft and deliver an expositional sermon. Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by Joey Parker
A great overview of topics that will help pastors think through their messages to better communicate the Word of GodPublished on April 28, 2014 by Brian Haack
The well-known professor of preaching, Haddon Robinson, has famously asked why some can preach for and hour and it feels like five minutes where others preach for five minutes and... Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Jacob Sweeney