Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of R. Kent Hughes
For more than forty years, pastor R. Kent Hughes has shared the gospel with thousands of people and raised the standard of expository preaching in North America and beyond.
To celebrate his legacy and pay tribute to his years of ministry, fifteen of Hughes’s friends and colleagues from across the globe, including J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, John MacArthur, Peter Jensen, and D. A. Carson, examine what it means to be an expository preacher. Among the contributors are professors, a university chaplain, a college president, and urban church planters—living testimonies to Hughes’s wide influence.
These contributors address an array of themes for the ministry-minded, such as interpretive principles and practices, biblical and historical paradigms, expository preaching’s contemporary aims and challenges, and the priority of training—all in the expectation that this one man’s passion to preach the Word faithfully will enhance the understanding and practice of expository preaching in churches and seminaries around the world. This book will also inspire and prepare you to make the pulpit the prow of your ministry and influence the generations to come.
“Kent Hughes and even more the Word of God that he has faithfully preached are worthy of this astonishing array of contributors. I rejoice that the ripple effect of one man’s allegiance to the Bible has pushed so many new waves of blessing out of their hearts and into these pages.”
“That Kent Hughes can inspire contributions of such quality tells us something of the esteem in which he and his ministry are held. Here in these papers lasting treasure is to be found—in rare wisdom, fresh thinking, and occasional plain speaking. Highly recommended by one who has been uncommonly impressed and helped.”
“A book packed with preaching wisdom to honor one of this generation’s greatest expositors of Scripture. Kent Hughes is rightly honored, but God’s Word is ever more highly honored in this special book.”
“Preach the Word is not just a treasure trove for preachers—it provides what amounts to a refresher course in pastoral theology. Faithful ministers frequently pause to reflect—‘What am I doing and why am I doing it and what does God want me to be doing and how does he want me to be doing it?’ This book will prove a tremendously helpful conversation partner for such all-important reflection and self-evaluation. I warmly commend it to all who are serious about doing biblical pastoral ministry today.”