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The Top Preaching Books to Read Before the End of the Year

The Top Preaching Books to Read Before the End of the Year

2017. It’s a new year where many of us have set new goals to work toward in our home, our church and our life overall. My hope is that one of your goals is to grow in your gift as a preacher of God’s word. Podcasts, blogs, YouTube and Vimeo all contain great resources for us to grow as a preacher. But there remains no other better way to learn from someone else than to dive deep into their thoughts, processes, insights and wisdom inside a book.

We want to help you find some valuable books on the subject of preaching so that you can grab them, read them, underline them, highlight them and apply what you learned from them. Also, if you have grabbed some great preaching books for this year and they are not listed below, please leave a comment below this post and share those books with us.

Top Preaching Books to Read in 2017

In no particular order…

Lectures to My Students by C.H. Spurgeon


The prince of preaching, as some call him, shares his teachings to his students at Pastor’s College in London.

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller


This isn’t as much a book on sermon preparation as much as it is about a focus on the content of our message and the strategies we use to share that content. So good.

Preaching Sticky Sermons: A Practical Guide to Preparing, Writing, and Delivering Memorable Sermons by Brandon Kelley and Joe Hoagland


We believe that this is the most practical book on preaching available today. From start to finish, from preparation to delivery and beyond, we cover it all in short, bite-sized chapters that keep everything actionable.

Preaching and Preachers by D. Martin Lloyd-Jones


The importance of preaching is the focus in this classic. Plus, check out the authors of those extra essays!

Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching by Leonard Sweet


This is Joe’s favorite book on preaching.

Preaching Killer Sermons: How to Create and Deliver Messages That Captivate and Inspire by Lane Sebring

The guy behind PreachingDonkey.com delivers the goods in his practical book on preaching. Grab this!

The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper


Warren Wiersbe said this concerning Piper’s book on preaching, “[Piper] calls us back to a biblical standard for preaching, a standard exemplified by many of the pulpit giants of the past, especially Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon.”

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon by Bryan Chapell

Chapell breaks down the preparation, organization and delivery of expository sermons. If you lean more topical, let this book stretch you.

Preaching Christ From the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method

This is a tool we all need.

What About You?

We’d love to see what preaching books are on your reading list for 2017.

This article originally appeared here.