Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook is a collection of sermons and outlines to aid pastor’s in their sermon preparation. From holidays to special occasions pastor’s will get a plethora of ideas to empower their weekly delivery of God’s word. This 3rd volume includes a CD-ROM to install even more features on your hard drive for on-the-go studies.
As an up-and-coming pastor-in-training I relished the opportunity to review this book. I recently had the opportunity to speak at my dad’s church and it took me a hours to dig up applicable illustrations, notes, and other creative additions for my message on the internet. The internet is so full of information it’s hard to find anything good. N.A.P.S. (Don’t worry, it won’t put you to sleep), is full of timely information that can quickly be found and dropped into your message to ease the burden of providing complementary material to what God has led you to preach.
Several notable authors contribute to this edition including James MacDonald, J.D. Greear Ph.D., and Dr. Mark Bailey. Each teacher presents a topic with several subtopics to uncover more on each main subject. My favorites included “Gospel Sermons for the Christian Life” by Matt Carter with subtopics “From Lifeless to Lordship” and “In the Beginning was Jesus” as well Steve Dighton’s “The Gospel Project” with subtopics “The Ark of God’s Salvation” and “What it Means to be Born Again.”
The editor, O.S. Hawkins, includes a slew of post text addendums to supplement the full text with special occassion registries, for your wedding and funeral and baptism records, as well as holiday offerings to add something extra to your Christmas, Easter, Independence Day
I have another opportunity to present a message and I am eagerly gathering materials for that date. Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook is going to be another great tool in my pastoral belt to present Jesus more fully with the wisdom from several great teachers years ahead of me in the race to glory.
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