What’s Right with Preaching Today?
The Enduring Influence of Fred B. Craddock
Imprint: Cascade Books
“Reading this book can cause whiplash, and I mean that in the best way possible. Short remembrances of Fred Craddock lead the reader to gaze nostalgically back to the 1970s and ’80s. The longer essays about what is right with preaching today make you quickly turn your head to look toward the future of preaching. As your head turns back and forth, however, you come to realize that you have been looking in both directions at the same time all along. The essays look backward to ground where preaching is going now and needs to go in the future. And the remembrances provide hidden nuggets not only of what was good about Craddock’s preaching but what is and can be good in preaching today and beyond.”
—O. Wesley Allen Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
“A worthy tribute to the legacy of Fred Craddock and a gem for preachers today. When preachers wonder if their sermons matter, this collection of stirring essays will be an endless source of encouragement and a trusted companion for inspiration. The many challenges of the craft of preaching give way to celebration—good news all preachers need to hear.”
—Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary