There are many and varied books which have been authored on Preaching.  Every Lay Preacher should read and gather relevant books or literature as they grow in the craft.  This Bibliography has been compiled from various Ministers library’s and is intended to encourage supplementary study.   Often your supporting or Parish Minister may be able to share resources with you.  To ascertain particular availability you may care to Google the Title and Author.

NOTE: Hewiston Library at Knox in Dunedin is available on a membership basis and is open during Semesters, Monday to Friday : 8.30am – 4:30pm.  There is an Information Desk which is staffed daily and they have produced a Library Guide which .pdf file you can click and read  KCML-Library Guide   The phone number is (03) 473 0771 and Email Library site is

It may be worth while asking at your own local Library if they can request particular books on the Inter system.  

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs  How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience:    Carmine Gallo

Imaginative Preaching:   Geoff New

Knowing God:    J. I. Packer

Preaching and Preachers:   (to inspire excellence in preaching and reflection on a preacher’s character)   D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Between Two Worlds:   (UK-title I Believe In Preaching) (how to, nuts and bolts of preaching)  John Stott

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism:    (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015)  Tim Keller

Preaching? Simply Teaching On Simply Preaching  (Christian Focus, 2013)  Alec Motyer

The Glory of Preaching (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009) Johnson, Darrell.

The Witness of Preaching (2nd ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005).  Long, Thomas G.

Explosive Preaching: Letters on Detonating the Gospel in the 21st Century. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2006.  Boyd-MacMillan, Ron.

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.    Chapell, Bryan.

A Preaching Workbook. London: Lynx, 1998.    Day, David.

The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World. IVP: Downers Grove, 2009.    Johnson, Darrell.

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Viking, 2015. Keller, Timothy.

Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker 2001.  Robinson, Haddon W.

Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.  (UK title: I Believe in Preaching)    Stott, John R. W.

Creative Preaching:   Finding the Words. Nashville: Abingdon, 1980.   Achtemeier, Elizabeth.

Speaking God’s Words:  A Practical Theology of Expository Preaching.  Downers Grove:  IVP, 1996.   Adam, Peter.

Choosing to Preach: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sermon Options and Structures. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. Anderson, Kenton C.

Preaching with Variety: How to Re-create the Dynamics of Biblical Genres. Grand Rapids:  Kregel Publications, 2007.  Arthurs, Jeffrey D.

Spirit Empowered Preaching: Involving the Holy Spirit in Your Ministry. Ross-Shire: Christian Focus, 1998.   Azurdia, Arturo G. III.

Finally Comes the Poet: Daring Speech for Proclamation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989.  Brueggemann, Walter.

Homiletic:   Moves and Structures. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.  Buttrick, David.

The Shape of Preaching: Theory and Practice in Sermon Design. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2007. Also available as an electronic resource.   Cahill, Dennis M.

A Guide to Giving Evangelistic Talks. Sydney: Matthias, 1999.  Chapman, John.

Preaching God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.   Carter, Terry, J. Scott Duvall, & J. Daniel Hays.

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.  Chapell, Bryan.

A New Day for Preaching: The Sacrament of the Word. London: SPCK, 1996. Coggan, Donald.

A Reader on Preaching: Making Connections. Farnham: Ashgate, 2005. Day, David, Jeff Astley and Leslie J. Francis, eds.

The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts. Tain: Mentor/Christian Focus Publications, 2006.  Davis, Dale Ralph.

Preach: Theology Meets Practice. Nashville: B&H, 2012. Dever, Mark and Greg Gilbert.

Preaching with Power: Dynamic Insights from Twenty Top Pastors. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006.    Duduit, Michael, ed.

Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.  Edwards, J. Kent.

A History of Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon, 2004. Edwards, O. C. Jr.,

Countdown to Sunday: A Daily Guide for Those who Dare to Preach. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007. Erdman, Chris.

Preaching to a Post-Everything World: Crafting Biblical Sermons that Connect with our Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008.  Eswine, Zack

Getting into Character: The Art of First-Person Narrative Preaching. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2008.   Garner, Stephen Chapin.

Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of Biblical Theology to

Expository Preaching. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. Goldsworthy, Graeme.

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999. Greidanus, Sidney.

When God’s Voice is Heard: The Power of Preaching. Leicester: IVP, 2003. Green, Christopher and David Jackman, eds.

Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching: Reuniting New Testament Interpretation and Proclamation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.     Green, Joel B. and Pasquarello III, Michael, eds.

Kiwimade Narrative Sermons. Auckland: Archer, 2014.  Habets, Myk, ed.

Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery. Nashville: B & H Publishing, 2007.  Heisler, Greg.

Graceful Speech:  An Invitation to Preaching. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.  Hogan, Lucy Lind.

The Archer and the Arrow:   Preaching the Very Words of God. Kingsford, NSWL Matthias Media, 2010.  Jensen, Phillip D. and Paul Grimmond.

The Glory of Preaching:   Participating in God’s Transformation of the World. IVP: Downers Grove, 2009.   Johnson, Darrell.

Preaching to a Postmodern World: A Guide to Reaching Twenty-First Century Listeners. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2001.  Johnston, Graham

The Jazz of Preaching:  How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004.  Jones, Kirk Byron.

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism.  New York: Viking, 2015.  Keller, Timothy.

He Began with Moses: Preaching the Old Testament Today. Nottingham: IVP, 2010.  Kent, Grenville, Paul Kissling & Laurence Turner.

Strength to Love. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1963.    King, Martin Luther.

The Folly of Preaching: Models and Methods. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007. Knowles, Michael P, ed.

Preaching Matters: Encountering the Living God. Nottingham: IVP, 2014. Lamb, Jonathan.

Inductive Preaching: Helping People Listen. Westchester, Illinois: Crossway, 1983. Lewis, Ralph & Gregg Lewis.

The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.    Lischer, Richard, ed.

Preachers & Preaching. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971. Lloyd-Jones, Martyn.

Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible. Philadelphia: Fortress Press,1989. Long,Thomas G.

Preaching from Memory to Hope. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

The Witness of Preaching. 2nd ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.

How to Preach a Parable: Designs for Narrative Sermons. Nashville: Abingdon, 1989.    Lowry, Eugene L.

The Homiletical Plot: The Sermon as Narrative Art Form. Atlanta: John Knox, 1980.

The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. 2002.  Mathewson, Steven D.

Preaching: A Biblical Theology. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. Meyer, Jason C.

Saving Eutychus: How to preach God’s word and keep people awake. Kingsford, NSW: Matthias Media, 2013.  Millar, Gary and Phil Campbell.

Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. Miller, Calvin.

The Sermon Maker: Tales of a Transformed Preacher. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

He is not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World. Chicago: Moody, 2008. Mohler, R. Albert.  Motyer, Alec.

Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching. Fearn: Christian Focus, 2013.

Back to the Future: why ancient ways of praying Scripture can enrich preaching, Stimulus 17:4 (November 2009): 14-18.  New, Geoff.

Preaching Re-Imagined: The Role of the Sermon in Communities of Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.   Pagitt, Doug.

Christian Preaching: A Trinitarian Theology of Proclamation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. Pasquarello III, Michael.

The Supremacy of God in Preaching. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.       Piper, John.

360-Degree Preaching: Hearing, Speaking, and Living the Word.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.   Quicke, Michael J.

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the story-line of the Bible. Nottingham: IVP, 2003. Roberts, Vaughan.

Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker 2001.  Robinson, Haddon W.

Preaching for Revitalization: How to Revitalise your Church through your Pulpit. Fearn: Christian Focus Publications, 2006.  Ross, Michael F

The Sacred Anointing: An Enquiry into the Convictions of David     Sargent, Tony.

Unction as the Paramount Need in the Preaching Ministry. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1994.  Martyn Lloyd-Jones on

Doctrine that Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life. Nashville: B & H, 2008.    Smith, Jr., Robert.

Lectures to My Students. Revised edition. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2008. Spurgeon, Charles.

Finding the Plot: Preaching in a Narrative Style. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2004. [rev. ed.]  Standing, Roger.

Communicating for Change. New York: Multnomah, 2006.  Stanley, Andy & Lane Jones.

Heralds of God. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. Stewart, James.

I Believe in Preaching. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982. USA title: Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today.  Stott, John R. W.

The Preaching Life. Boston: Cowley Publications, 1993.  Taylor, Barbara Brown.

Imagining a Sermon. Nashville: Abingdon, 1990.   Troeger, Thomas.

The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story.  Chicago: Moody, 2003.   Walsh, John.

Conversations with Barth on Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006. Willimon, William H.

The Intrusive Word: Preaching to the Unbaptised. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptised. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.

Proclamation and Theology. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.

A Mirror for the Church: Preaching in the First Five Centuries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.   Wilson, David Dunn.

The Four Pages of the Sermon. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999.    Wilson, Paul Scott

Christ Centred Preaching        Chapel.  Bryan,

Preaching the Cross    (Dever, Duncan, Mohler & Mahoney)

Power in Preaching    Sangster.   W,E,