William H. Willimon

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Feeling most at home behind a pulpit, Bishop William H. Willimon’s deepest calling is to be a preacher and truth-teller of Jesus Christ. Willimon is 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, after serving for 20 years as faculty member and Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. He continues to give lectures and teach at universities around the world. Willimon earned a doctoral degree from Emory University and has been honored with 13 additional doctorates.


A study by the Pulpit and Pew Research Center found that Willimon is one of the most widely read authors among mainline Protestant pastors. An international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the "Twelve Most Effective Preachers" in the English-speaking world. With over a million copies of more than 60 books sold, his popularity is undeniable.


Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource, Year C Part 1

CEB Wesley Study Bible: Clover Honey Bonded Leather

Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B Part 2

NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Charcoal Bonded Leather

Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B Part 1

Fear of the Other DVD

Fear of the Other Leader Guide

Who Lynched Willie Earle?

Making Disciples: Coordinator's Guide

Making Disciples: Confirmand's Journal

Making Disciples: Mentor Guide

Fear of the Other

Pastor: Revised Edition


The Holy Spirit


Holy Communion

Resident Aliens


Sinning Like a Christian

Thank God It’s Thursday


The Best of Will Willimon

A Will to Lead and the Grace to Follow

Why Jesus?

Undone by Easter - eBook [ePub]

This We Believe

This We Believe Leader's Guide

Who Will Be Saved?

Thank God It's Friday

Conversations with Barth on Preaching

Proclamation and Theology


Calling & Character

The Truth About God

Lord, Teach Us

Why I Am a United Methodist

Worship as Pastoral Care