The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition
The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition

The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition

Preaching the Literary Artistry and Genres of the Bible

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The Sacred Duty and Delight of Handling the Word of God

In order to understand, appreciate, and faithfully preach the word of God, pastors must discern the literary nature of the Bible. Instead of just acknowledging the various genres of Scripture, pastors and teachers should allow these genres to influence how the text is approached and communicated. In The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition, they will learn how to both read and preach the Bible as a literary anthology. 

To accomplish this, Douglas Sean O’Donnell and Leland Ryken teach pastors how to faithfully preach while keeping the original authors’ intentions in mind, helping them grow in their craft and love for God’s word. They explain how to read 6 genres―including narratives, parables, epistles, poetry, proverbs, and visionary writings―for the purpose of captivating congregations with the richness of Scripture.

  • Written for Pastors: Especially young pastors or those just out of seminary 
  • Practical: Contains guides, tables, and examples to help develop sermons
  • Heartfelt: Written with the desire for pastors to learn and grow as communicators

About the Author

Douglas Sean O’Donnell (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is the senior vice president of Bible editorial at Crossway. Over the past twenty-five years he has helped train people around the world to read and teach the Bible clearly. He has pastored several churches, served as a professor, and authored or edited over twenty books, including commentaries, Bible studies, children’s books, and a children’s curriculum. He also wrote The Pastor’s Book with R. Kent Hughes and The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition with Leland Ryken.

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly fifty years. He served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible and has authored or edited over sixty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible.

ISBN: 9781433570445
Dimensions: 1398 x 2160 x 195 mm
Weight: 36.700g
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 302
Language: English

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