If you’re a preacher, at some point you’ve felt like an outsider. If you are other than a white male preacher, that feeling is especially intense. Until now, black women pastors have been left to “figure it out” with very little help from established academic sources. Ingenuity helps fill that gap. Author Lisa L. Thompson uses real sermons to illustrate that the best preachers are not just good at mimicking their (predominately white/male) teachers; they bring together their unique blend of language, voice, and shared experience to craft the most effective messages. Although written with black women pastors in mind, all students and preachers will find this book to be a valuable resource.