August 24, 2010

Preaching Sacred Fire – New Book On Black Preaching Available

Martha Simmons, Frank Thomas, and a group of distinguished homiletitians have edited the definitive anthology of Black Sermons. The book is 960 pages of information and sermons important to the Black preaching Tradition.

There are 100 sermons that include a list of preachers that read like a Hall of Fame for Black preachers. There is Richard Allen, Frederick Douglass and Jarena Lee. There is Henry McNeil Turner, James Weldon Johns and John Jasper. There is Benjamin Mays, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. And even a few prominent media preachers are included like T. D. Jakes and Paul Morton. There are many more included.

Besides the sermons there is a significant introduction that provides the criteria for the sermon selection as well as information on the principles of the Black Preaching Tradition. The introduction also gives categories of Black Preaching. At the end of the book, you will find the most significant article on whooping available.

Finally, you don’t want to miss this significant bibliography of Black Preaching. This book is destined to become a standard work in the field of African American Preaching. Go ahead and purchase it at Amazon through our link provided.

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