- Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Baker Book House (1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801036984
- ISBN-13: 978-0801036989
- Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,543,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Taking the drudgery out of Sermon preparation Paperback – 1975
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This is not another volume on how to arrange material for sermons. Rather, it's a practical guidebook on how to get fresh original material for sermons in less time than ever before. Garrison demonstrates how you can creatively use less time and smaller segments of time to produce better sermons- ones that contain even more original illuatrations and fresh stories than ever thought possible. Step by step Dr. Garrison opens new doors of greater perception and heightened creativity, to enable you to accelerate you sermon preparation and, at the same time, experience the sheer joy of discovery.
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Overall, the information in the book is of good value. However, it seems like the same result could have been received with an essay or a long pamphlet. About 3/4 of the book is basically restating the same thing over and over again with mild changes trying to show a different view of the same concept. Maybe it was too much for me because I'm a musician and I have already figured out what Mr. Garrison is describing, on my own.
The book doesn't talk about source study or really sermon preparation at all. This book is intended to show how to take examples out of everyday life and find a way to use them in sermons. Although, Garrison takes this to the extreme and often comes off as a Christian Panentheist.
I love the idea of finding examples from almost anything; again, I'm a musician and I do it quite often. If read with a grain of salt, and understanding that this was written in the 60's, it is informational and can be helpful.