Professor Prutow outlines a Sermon Preparation Procedure leading you to the point of your text, developing your sermon point, preparing your outline, and filling in the details. This is a procedure developed through years of preaching. Dr. Prutow adapts the SPP to all the genres of Scripture with an emphasis on leading the congregation into a practice of the truth of God. Watch the two video clips of Dr. Prutow first discussing preaching and then his book at: http://www.rpts.edu/about/news_full.php?id=081710
Prutow's volume will serve very well in either of two capacities: as a seminary text on homiletics, or as a refresher for those who have been preaching for a number of years, and have perhaps forgotten the reasons for the homiletical practices they have adopted. Among the many fine qualities of this very thorough and judicious book are these: -A thorough appreciation of the contributions of homileticians both of the past and the present; -An awareness of the distinctive characteristics of orality and oral culture, especially via the work of the the late Dr. Walter J. Ong; -Genre-specific counsel on sermon preparation from OT and NT narratives, prophetic literature and apocalyptic literature; -Many succinct, practical directions that themselves grow out of a serious theology of preaching.
I will be very surprised if this does not become a widely-read and sincerely-treasured book that can only have a salutary influence on the church in the third millenium.
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