Dr. Jason K. Allen's new book, Letters to My Students: Volume 1 On Preaching (B&H, 2019) is a home run! Dr. Allen is the President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a professor of preaching. It shows. Much like Charles Spurgeon's lectures to his pastor's college students, Allen offers marvelous, insightful help to preachers. This 172-page book is helpful for both those just starting to preach as well as those who have been preaching for years.
The book is broken into 20, quick, well-written chapters that are a joy to read. Starting with the call to preach and moving all the way to the seasoned preacher, Allen shares biblical insights as well as helpful tips he's learned from hears of experience. He also shares some of his journey as he has grown and improved in the exposition of God's Word.
While the book has a specific audience, it remains an excellent overview and help for new and experienced preachers. It should probably also be included in future survey and introduction to preaching courses.
If I were to suggest any improvements, it would be that a volume 1 should probably have a volume 2 and 3. Let's hope those are forthcoming.
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