5 Best Preaching Books I Read in 2016

Here’s a list of the five best preaching books I read in 2016. By best, I do not mean I agree with everything in the books. Rather, I mean, I found the books thought provoking and helpful in stimulating my own thinking about the task of preaching. Not all of the books were published in 2016 (one was published in 1956) but I read each volume for the first time in 2016. The books will be listed alphabetically.


Crossover Preaching: Intercultural-Improvisational Homiletics in Conversation with Gardner C. Taylor. By Jared E. Alcántara, IVP Academic, 2015. 352pp., ISBN 978-0830839087. US$40.00.


Design for Preaching. By H. Grady Davis, Fortress Publishers, 1958. 320 pp., ISBN 978-0800636340. US$20.00


The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation: The Center of Paul’s Method of Scriptural Interpretation. By Matthew W. Bates, Baylor University Press, 2012. 400 pp., ISBN 78-1602583283. US$49.95.


The Living Word: A Theological Study of Preaching and the Church. By Gustaf Wingren, Wipf & Stock Pub, 2002. 224 pp., ISBN 978-1579109424. US$26.00.


So Pastor, What’s Your Point? By Dennis Prutow, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, 2010. 461 pp., ISBN 978-0981553054. US$19.01.

By |December 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|

About the Author:

David E. Prince is pastor of preaching and vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky and assistant professor of Christian preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of In the Arena and Church with Jesus as the Hero. He blogs at Prince on Preaching and frequently writes for The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, For the Church, the BGEA and Preaching Today