Most preaching is boring.
I don't get anything out of my preacher's sermons.
From the minute he reads the text, I know what he is going to say.
These-and dozens of complaints like them-may be heard in many gatherings of Christians talking seriously about their church. What's the problem? Is it all the preacher's fault?
Jay Adams says NO! Preaching is not a one-way street where the responsibility for communicating God's message rests completely on the shoulders of the preacher. The listener plays an active role in the communication process-for good or ill.
This book offers help for the consumers of preaching. It will:
- introduce you to some of the biblical guidelines that point out the listener's responsibilities.
- confront and offer solutions to many problems encountered in listening to sermons.
- outline a program to help sincere churchgoers sharpen their communication skills.
- deal with the needs of those who must listen to inadequate preaching. And much more.