Menu

From the Church & Ministry: Theory & Resources section

Notice: This site is no longer being updated. It will continue to be available as an archive, at least until the end of March 2019. If you rely on it for review links, please adjust them before then.

The project has disseminated reviews and other information about Christian books since the start of the Millennium. We regret that it is no longer possible to sustain it.

Simplicity In Preaching

by J C Ryle

Jacket

Booklet
Price: £1.50
Publisher:Banner of Truth Trust
Published:2010
ISBN:978-1-848-71065-8
Review:
This is a little gem. It is only 21 pages long but contains more wise advice about preaching than books many times the length. J C Ryle, the well known Victorian Church of England minister writes about a subject close to his heart: Simplicity in preaching. In all his own writings (as well as his sermons) Bishop Ryle practiced what he preached. This booklet is no exception. It is clear, direct and memorable.
He begins by emphasising that preaching in a simple way is essential but difficult. It takes time, effort and a great deal of thought. He then goes on to give hints as to the best way to preach simply. These include: Make sure you understand your text, use simple words, short sentences, direct speech and plenty of illustrations.
Any preacher or teacher will find this booklet stimulating and challenging. It can be read in 30 minutes but I suggest its contents will not be forgotten. Highly recommended.

Listen to this review

Reviewer: Alan Hill   (22/10/12)
Together Magazine
Aslan Christian Books
Ritchie Christian Media
Gospel for Asia UK
The Third Target - Joel Rosenberg
Candle Books
Scripture Union
Church House Bookshop
CLC Christian Bookshops