This is an insightful, practical, helpful, and worthwhile book. Nearly everything it does, it does well. It is what it does not do that gives pause. The book does not take up any of the thornier challenges of biblical authority. For a book subtitled "A Guide to Biblical Preaching," it fails to address exactly what biblical preaching is. Instead, it is left to the reader to surmise that biblical preaching is founded on a structural similarity between the problems of biblical times and our own and the good news of God in biblical times and ours. Why biblical times and texts are privileged is not meaningfully discussed; it is presumed that they rightly are. Although troubled churches can be helped by improved preaching, it may be that greater clarity is also needed about why these texts and why this structure.
--David M. Greenhaw, Eden Theological Seminary
The Princeton Seminary Bulletin
September 2000 Issue
Paul Scott Wilson's "four page" method of Biblical preaching is both simple and profound. Wilson believes that a sermon on a Bible passage should consist of four "pages." The word "page" is not to be taken literally. It stands for a theological orientation. What a change might come upon the churches if Wilson's words were taken to heart by those whose calling is to preach the gospel! One might even expect more than just change; perhaps the preaching advocated by Wilson could lead to a revival or even a reformation.
Irish Biblical Studies
October 2000 Issue