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Say Something! is Coming Soon!
People looking for a church home value good preaching most of all – as shown by a recent Pew Research study. While tasty coffee, edgy technology, and flashy worship services are effective, if visitors don’t hear inspiring sermons they will not come back to your church. The lesson is clear: if you want to attract people to your church you must make preaching your number one priority. Now that’s a strategy for church growth! If great preaching is essential to church growth, how does one become a great preacher? This book will show you how.
In my forthcoming book Say Something! Simple Ways to Make Your Sermons Matter (Abingdon Press) I share why so many sermons miss the mark – usually due to design issues, rather than poor content. This highly practical book covers 6 critical characteristics of effective sermons, how to capture the attention of the listener, the best method for having maximum impact with a sermon, and many other helpful ways to be an effective preacher.
That’ll Preach! is Available Right Now
I am so excited to share my new book with you! That’ll Preach! (Abingdon Press) 5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever will equip you to be an outstanding preacher and a powerful vessel for Christ. I truly felt the movement of God as I wrote this book, but little did I know that God was up to something more than this exciting book. As I wrote That’ll Preach! I had no idea that God was blessing me and my wife with a baby boy! As it turns out, the birth of my baby coincides with the release of my book! The birth of a baby and a book! What more could I ask for?
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” –Isaiah 43:19
I believe That’ll Preach! will birth something special in you and your ministry. If you apply the simple method of preaching in the book you will preach the best sermons of your life and see people transformed by your messages. Order the book now and find out where God can take your preaching ministry. Hang on because it will be one exciting ride!
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Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church
John K. Bergland
Former Professor of Preaching and Associate Dean, Duke Divinity School
“To say “that’ll preach” is to acknowledge the connection of a word, a story, an image with the nearness of God to us; the word has become flesh! Charley Reeb is an extraordinary preacher. In these pages he honors those who listen to sermons by exploring the logic of this connection between the Word of God and the worlds that we inhabit. Along the way he engages us in a conversation and models how we might connect with our congregations. These pages contain a wealth of practical wisdom for all who seek to preach more effectively and faithfully.”
Resident Bishop, Florida Area, The United Methodist Church
Riley P. Short
Senior Pastor (retired), First United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Florida
“Pastors have one of the most challenging communication tasks known to humankind: they must speak to essentially the same group of people about 50 times a year and not only hold their attention but make a difference in their lives. Charley Reeb’s new book That’ll Preach will be a welcome shot in the arm to preachers young and old. Reeb offers terrific insights for shaping and presenting sermons that grab the attention of listeners and make an impact in their lives. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, you’ll come away from this book with practical tools that can make your preaching more effective.”
Executive Editor, Preaching magazine, and Dean of Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University, Anderson, SC
William L. Self
Senior Pastor Emeritus, Johns Creek Baptist Church
Dr. Steve Harper
Retired professor of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies
The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
“Charley Reeb has a heart so full of love for his Lord and for the proclamation of God’s word that it can’t help but overflow into your life. Surrounded all his life by a number of amazing ministry mentors, he has dedicated his life to practicing and promulgating the craft of powerful and effective preaching. If you are a pastor or communicator of any kind, here is a jewel of a book that I am certain will be a preaching touchstone for decades to come.”
Executive Producer & Host, “Day1” Radio Program
Senior Pastor (retired), Desert Garden United Church
Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
“Charley Reeb is both an outstanding preacher and an engaged student of preaching. He thinks deeply about the craft of preaching, always beginning with the people for whom the sermon is prepared. Few books can help preachers more quickly improve their preaching than That’ll Preach.”
Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC