Preaching Eyes For Listening Ears
- Publish Date: 1999-01-01
- Binding: Perfect Paperback
- Author: J. Will Ormond
One of the master preachers of today reveals how sermon styles can bring scriptural texts to life. This is a classic for students of the art of preaching.
Whenever Will Ormond preached in the Columbia Seminary Chapel, the pews were packed with students, colleagues, and often people from the larger community as well, all eager to hear this enchanting and witty voice and to discover what sermonic wonders would be displayed this day. (from the Preface)
Thomas G. Long
Princeton Theological Seminary
This collection of sermons by one of the master preachers of the century reveals how a scriptural text can be brought to life through the story sermon style. But Ormond is not limited to that style alone, as this book reveals. He also cleverly employs deductive and inductive reasoning to call the believer to faith and action.
You have this marvelous gift of imagination and of somehow catching facets of truth which others miss and making them shine.
Church of Scotland minister (retired)
Students of homiletics and sermonic form will find the Introduction and Comments of Dr. Lucy Rose extremely helpful. Until her recent death from cancer at the age of 50, Dr. Rose was associate professor of preaching and worship at Columbia Theological Seminary as well as a noted scholar and theological leader who served as president of the Academy of Homiletics. Her commentary will help make this book a classic text for students of preaching.
J. Will Ormond is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Alabama. He earned the B.D. degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was given an honorary D.D. degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. After serving Presbyterian churches in Marion and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Ormond served as the J. McDowell Richards Professor of Biblical Exposition at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, from 1966 until 1987. He is the author of Good News Among The Rubble.