Many biblical texts seem almost impossible to preach, either because their horizons seem so distant to us, or because the material is violent, ethically challenging, or simply too uncomfortable to engage with. Often preachers are tempted to look for easier passages on offer, meaning the thorny ones are left without comment and the Bible is silenced. Wrestling with the Word aims to help preachers to handle a range of notoriously difficult biblical texts, across both Old and New Testaments.
Example sermons are provided by well-known and accomplished preachers, offering ideas to help in the planning process of interpreting and applying difficult passages. These sermons display an inspiring variety of structural styles and voices. For those wishing to use it as a devotional aid, this compelling book provides rich material for biblical engagement and reflection. 'A well-constructed and delivered sermon has the potential to inspire people as few other experiences can.' The Rt Revd John Pritchard, from the Foreword
Written by Kate Bruce og Jamie Harrison.