Much thanks to James Baird and the Broadman and Holman Academic family for a review copy of Doctrine that Dance: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life by Robert Smith Jr., professor of Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Anyone who follows my blog knows that I’m a big believer of expository preaching. And if you’re likeminded I’ll like to recommend Doctrine that Dances: It encourages doctrinal preaching through lively expository preaching.
Before our people can ascend to the heights of worship, they must first descend to the depths of Scripture. This is best accomplished through doctrinal preaching.
Doctrinal preaching serves not only to usher people into the presence of God to learn about Him but also to worship the God who is the object of study. (p. 4)
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: B&H Academic (January 1, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0805446842
A Noteworthy Endorsement:
“Away with dull doctrinal sermons! Using the metaphor of music, the author shows us how to blend cogitation and celebration—mind and heart—in our preaching of Bible doctrine. You can benefit from his wide knowledge and experience in traditional western homiletics as well as African American preaching. We have much to learn from each other, and this book is a valuable contribution to the current conversation.” Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of Moody Church, general director of Back to the Bible, and coauthor of Preaching in Black & White.
Pastors and preachers who stand before the people of God on a regular basis must devote themselves to doctrinal preaching through expository preaching.
A failure to do so robs God’s people of vital nutrition.