5 Recommended Books on Preaching

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On the latest episode of the Pastor Matters podcast, Growing and Improving in Preaching, I encouraged pastors to grow in their preaching by reading at least one preaching book per year. One book mentioned on the podcast is Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell. Additionally, I want to provide our listeners with a list of recommended preaching books. Several years ago, I asked our preaching faculty at Southeastern Seminary to give me some books on preaching they would want preachers to read, and here are the top five from that list:

  1. Between Two Worlds by John Stott
  2. Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  3. The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
  4. Engaging Exposition by Daniel Akin, Bill Curtis, and Stephen Rummage
  5. Power in the Pulpit by Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix

I hope this list of resources is helpful to you. Let us know what books you’d add to the list.


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MDiv Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

The Preaching and Pastoral Ministry track prepares students for pastoral ministry in the local church with a special emphasis on expository preaching.



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Chuck Lawless

Director of the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership

Dr. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions, Dean of Doctoral Studies, and Vice-President for Spiritual Formation and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary, in addition to serving as Team Leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board. He previously served as a Vice-President for Global Theological Advance for the IMB. Prior to that, he was dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he also served as Vice President for Academic Programming and the Director of Professional Doctoral Studies. He received a B.S. degree from Cumberland College and M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary. He is the author of eight works, including “Membership Matters,” and “Spiritual Warfare,” and has contributed numerous articles to denominational periodicals. He and his wife Pam have been married for over 25 years and reside here in Wake Forest, NC.

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