A Sermon Workbook

Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching

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A Sermon Workbook
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Published October 2013

Exercises in the art and craft of sermon preparation.

Every preacher, from the novice to the most experienced, needs fresh inspiration to build new skills and to inject creativity into their sermon preparation.

A Sermon Workbook addresses the essentials for effective preaching in our multi-tasking, multi-ethnic, sound-bite society. It offers theological clarity about why we preach, and what matters most. The esteemed teaching team of Tom Troeger and Nora Tisdale invite the reader into their Yale Divinity School classroom, guiding the reader to build skill upon skill, working through inventive and engaging exercises. The workbook format can be used in a linear fashion, beginning to end. Or readers can pick and choose the chapters to tailor-fit their own needs. In either case, this is a remarkable and flexible resource, instantly accessible and useful for anyone tasked with the proclamation of the Word.

About the Authors

Thomas H. Troeger

Thomas H. Troeger was Lantz Professor emeritus at Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music. He wrote more than 20 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship, including A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching, Imagining a Sermon, and Music as Prayer: The Theology and Practice of Church Music.
Troeger held ordinations in both the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches. He was also a flutist and a poet whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations and is frequently set as choral anthems.
Professor Troeger was a graduate of Yale University, Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Dickinson College. In 2014 the University of Basel, Switzerland, awarded him an honorary doctorate in theology for his international work in homiletics and his development of “a contemporary religious language which does justice to both aesthetic and theological demands.”
In 2016 he gave the Beecher Lectures at Yale University. His final book, The End of Preaching, was based on these lectures.

Leonora Tubbs Tisdale

Leonora Tubbs Tisdale is the Clement-Muehl Professor Emerita of Divinity (Preaching) at Yale Divinity School. Her research and teaching interests include: prophetic preaching, women and preaching, and congregational studies and preaching. She is the author or editor of twelve books, including Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art, Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach, and A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching. She edited three volumes of the Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual. She also served as one of the authors of The History of the Riverside Church in New York City, writing the chapter on that church’s rich preaching and worship history. Her recent devotional book, The Sun Still Rises: Meditations on Faith at Midlife, <