Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review of SAVING EUTYCHUS by Gary Millar and Phil Campbell

Rating: 4 out of 5

SAVING EUTYCHUS is a book on expository preaching by Gary Millar and Phil Campbell. The title of the book is taken from the story in Scripture when Paul preached for so long that a boy named Eutychus fell asleep and fell out of a window and died. Paul raised Eutychus from the dead. The authors aim to instruct preachers to preach God's Word in such a way that people are engaged rather than bored.

The authors focus in finding the Big Idea of a text and building the sermon around it. They give some helpful tips on how to preach the gospel from the Old Testament. There's a short chapter on the actual delivery of a sermon. Probably one of the most practically helpful concepts in the book is about improving from critique. The authors offer advice on how to take criticism well. Finally, the authors walk us through the actual development of a sermon.

SAVING EUTYCHUS is a short and accessible book on being a better and more engaging communicator of God's Word.

Review copy provided by Matthias Media through Cross Focused Reviews

Photo Credit: Matthias Media

1 comment:

  1. Tom,

    Thanks for contributing to the blog tour.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews