Preaching?: Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching Blog Tour

Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching by Alec MotyerThis week we have a number of reviewers participating in a book review blog tour for Preaching?: Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching by Alec Motyer. Excerpts from their reviews follow below:

“I commend this work.  It will be helpful for pastors seeking to honor God in the preaching event.  It will assist lay leaders in understanding the importance of the preaching text.  And, for all, it will help us marvel at the grace that’s give by our great God in communicating through the medium of His Word.”
Reviewer: Phil Auxier (
Rating: 5 Stars

“what was most helpful was restoring the idea that preaching is hard work, real work, and rewarding work.  In fact, I’d say it’s very rare to have a book that gives us both the street-level blue collar feel of preaching combined with a call to personal worship along the way.  These two things make the book worthy of attention:  The work of preaching and the worship of preaching.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann (
Rating: 4 Stars

“It stays true to its intent by practicing what it preaches:  Simplicity and focus of thought. That focus of thought is on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Andrew Pierson (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I warmly commend this book to preachers, especially young preachers with little experience. Motyer illustrates his approach by giving several examples of how to exegete a passage and turn it into a sermon.  By opening up his process to new preachers, Motyer gives them a gift. Those who follow his method will be brought into an encounter with the Spirit in the text. May all who declare God’s Word do so with such loving attention!”
Reviewer: James Matichuk (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Motyer is basically guiding readers through how to develop better sermon prep skills on the study side of things so that they can create a snowball effect over the course of their ministry… If you want to avoid the anxiety that comes with last minute sermon prep, Motyer has some simple advice that will work wonders for your ability to prepare well for preaching.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne (
Rating: 4 Stars

“When a very able and competent Old Testament scholar puts his hand at the plough of preaching, my attention stands up… I encourage all who preach or who are in preparation to be preachers to take a look at this book.  You will be refreshed and challenged as you examine its contents.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (
Rating: 4 Stars

“tried and true advice grounded in biblical truth that will be an asset to the preaching community for generations to come.”
Reviewer: Joshua Davis (
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a great way to expand on what an aspiring minister has already learned in seminary. He states that we have a two fold responsibility, first to the truth and second to the congregation. This is an excellent example of sermon writing at its finest.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This simple but engaging book is practical theology at its best, a book rooted in the Word, exalting the Gospel and relying on the Holy Spirit to assist the preacher or teacher as they prepare and preach the Word. I recommend this book for both young and seasoned preachers, especially those who are preparing in seminary to preach the Word of God.”
Reviewer: Dave Jenkins (
Rating: 5 Stars

“In “Preaching? Simple Teaching for Simply Preaching,” J. Alec Motyer has given us a wonderful little book, not only for preachers, but for anyone who loves God’s Word. This book stands out for its readability and Scripture-centered approach… This is one of those books I would like to read again at a slower pace, pausing each time Motyer unpacks a passage and reading through the related Scripture while referencing his comments. Among books on preaching, it is one of the easiest and most enjoyable to read. I happily recommend it to anyone who loves to proclaim God’s Word.”
Reviewer: Steve Brand (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Quite simply, this is a great book, even a wonderful book. Somehow in very few pages Motyer manages to provide instructions and examples on understanding the text, organizing ones thoughts, presentation, the preacher’s devotional life, pastoral care, prayer – it is not easy to think of an area of preaching that he does not address… Five stars. If I could I’d give it six!”
Reviewer: Alan Davey (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’ve got quite a large collection of books on preaching, and I try to read something on the subject on a regular basis, at least once a year. Alec Motyer’s book will stand as one of my favorites. It is quick and fun to read. The author covers all the areas of preaching from choosing and studying the text to delivery. He also talks about the preacher himself.”
Reviewer: Emmanuel Durand (
Rating: 5 Stars

Preaching is exactly as the subtitle states, a book that has simple teaching on simply preaching. Motyer does not break new ground on the nature and practice of preaching. What he does is give us a good reminder of the preachers responsibility as a minister of the Word of God. This is a great primer on preaching for preachers young and old.”
Reviewer: Craig Hurst (
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re looking for a new approach to preaching, give Preaching? a try. If you’re a young preacher still developing your style, give Preaching? a try. But most of all, if you want to learn how to study the Scriptures better, whether you’re a preacher or not, give Preaching? a try.”
Reviewer: Dave Marrandette (
Rating: 3 Stars

“I would highly recommend this to anyone who teaches or preaches on a regular basis. Motyer provides a helpful pattern to follow to help those who preach and teach be faithful in their exposition of God’s Word and helpful to the hearers.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (
Rating: 5 Stars

“It is a wealth of information that would be helpful to any student of the Bible, however, even more so for ordinary people like me.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I have the privilege of owning and having read most of the well known volumes on preaching and this book is worthy of taking its place beside them to me. Five stars all the way!
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan (
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching by Alec Motyer is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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