In 1969, John Stott began donating the proceeds from all of his books (which have sold millions of copies over the years and continue to sell well, even after his death), as well as honoraria from speaking engagements, to the Langham Partnership. Based on the reality that 61% of Christians live in the non-Western world, the Langham Partnership seeks to equip the “Majority World…for mission and and growing to maturity in Christ through the ministry of pastors who believe, teach and live by the Word of God.”
Langham Literature is the publishing arm of the Langham Partnership. This past Summer, we released for Accordance our first title by Langham, The Asia Bible Commentary. Today, we are releasing three new preaching titles from the Langham Partnership that you will want to add to your personal Accordance Library. Discounted introductory pricing is available for a limited time.
All three of these titles make for excellent reading on your favorite mobile device. They can be purchased individually or in a three-volume Langham Preaching Bundle.
Have you ever heard a sermon that was, frankly…boring? Have you ever delivered a boring sermon? Don't answer that! In Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God Can Speak through You, Geoff New invites us to employ two ancient practices of interaction with biblical texts, lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. This is done not only to help the reader experience Scripture but also to create a more dynamic communication of it as well.
From the publisher:
From generation-to-generation there has been an anguished cry from preachers about preaching – there is no imagination! The Scriptures present the wondrous hope and vision of “Kingdom Come” and yet contemporary preaching can often be mute and blind by comparison. This book explores what is possible when the Scripture to be preached is prayed through the agency of two ancient prayer disciplines: lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation. Through the experiences of eight vocational pastor-preachers this study tracks the difficulties, discoveries and delights as they commit to utilizing these prayer disciplines as part of their regular sermon preparation.
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The reader will be orientated to what a biblical imagination entails and how praying the Scriptures affects the preacher, sermon and listener. Careful explanation of how to pray using lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation is included. This work is, in places, a raw examination of the forces that regularly conspire against the preacher as they endeavor to faithfully expound the Scriptures. The study is a rousing exclamation of the joy experienced when a preacher’s imagination and their preparation is formed by the Spirit, bringing the Scriptures to bear on all who speak and hear it.
Regular Price $19.90
Also from Geoff New, Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching uses the disciples’ encounter with Jesus on the Road to Emaus in Luke 24 as a model for story-telling in preaching. This book builds on the methods of lectio divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation that New introduced in Imaginative Preaching.
From the publisher:
Live, Listen, Tell: The Art of Preaching will guide readers through the process of sermon preparation and hearing God through the Scriptures. By drawing on life and Scripture, especially the road to Emmaus narrative in Luke 24, the author illustrates that preachers are living a story, listening to a story and telling a story. This book encourages you to pay particular attention, through prayer, to the story to which you are listening. Geoff New shows how to prayerfully listen to the Scriptures in preaching preparation and how the fruit of this leads to a sermon – and impacts the way we live, listen and tell.
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Live, Listen, Tell
Regular Price $11.90
Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, has been called “The African Spurgeon.” In Pastoral Preaching: Building a People for God, Mbewe wants to move preaching beyond feel-good, motivational speeches and to proclamations that have life-changing impact on the lives of church members.
From the publisher:
Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the authors conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.
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Regular Price $16.90
Langham Preaching Bundle
Purchase all three of the above products in a discounted bundle:
Langham Preaching Bundle (3 Works)
Regular Price 44.90