Communicating the Faith Indirectly
Selected Sermons, Addresses, and Prayers
Imprint: Cascade Books
"This volume is such a gift to those of us who loved Paul Holmer and were shaped by his thought. It is a thrill to hear his distinctive voice again in these pages. This book may be an even greater gift to those who have never read or heard Holmer. Now you will get to see what all the fuss is about. Be forewarned, however: do not open this book casually. You might be forever changed as well."
--Martin B. Copenhaver, Wellesley Congregational Church
"Paul Holmer took up Kierkegaard's emphasis on the decisiveness of the 'how' over the 'what,' inviting the indirection so rightly registered in the book's title. A central expression of 'how' is insistence upon compassion as chaperone, guardian, and custodian of learning."
--David Cain, University of Mary Washington
"Holmer is both philosopher and theologian, providing sage advice for anyone who loves the church. The sermons, most of which are appropriately based on some letter of St. Paul, advise the church on a variety of pitfalls on the path of the Christian life, urging steadfastness against worldliness, reminding us of the power of the consciousness of immortality, and making clear the place of thought in the Christian life."
--Ronald E. Hustwit Sr., The College of Wooster