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Perhaps the pastor's single most important task in any given week is the preparation and delivery of the sermon. The following books contain valuable insights on how to improve content and refine delivery. The Summer 1981 issue of LEADERSHIP (Preaching and Worship) lists other resources.

Achtemeier, Elizabeth. Creative Preaching: Finding the Words. Nashville: Abingdon, 1980. Discusses the language of the sermon. Includes suggestions on how to use dialogue, drama, and illustration to improve sermon communication.

Barclay, William. Fishers of Men. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1978. Explores and explains the meaning of evangelistic preaching and teaching for today.

Benn, J. Solomon. Preaching from the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981. Includes sermon outlines. Part of the "Resources for Black Ministries" series.

Best, Ernest. From Text to Sermon: Responsible Use of the New Testament in Preaching. Atlanta: John Knox, 1978. A helpful tool in taking the original meaning of the text and applying it ...

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