Preaching in Pictures
The preachers' words are meant to connect, to resonate with and influence hearers. Too often, sermons fall short. Preaching in Pictures: Using Images for Sermons that Connect shows how to choose, use, and illustrate a controlling image in every sermon....
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The preachers' words are meant to connect, to resonate with and influence hearers. Too often, sermons fall short. Preaching in Pictures: Using Images for Sermons that Connect shows how to choose, use, and illustrate a controlling image in every sermon.Readers learn how one effective image can cause the proclaimed word tosink in and transform the listener. Peter Jonker helps readers to buildskill and confidence, with practical instruction, examples, andstraightforward teaching.
"Goodpreaching isn't just the dissemination of information; it is a conduitof Spirit-empowered formation. Such formative preaching doesn't convincethe intellect; it captures the imagination. A controlling image has thepower to do just this-to capture the imagination. Peter Jonker invitespreachers to understand and to effectively use controlling images forformation of the hearer. This great book is erudite and accessible,theoretically grounded and yet intensely practical, complete withexercises. I'll be pointing preachers to it from now on." --James K.A. Smith, author of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
"Preaching in Pictures opened eyes of my imagination. I can't wait to write my next sermon." --Heidi DeJonge Pastor, Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Kingston, Ontario
"PeterJonker offers preachers practical ways to connect the gospel in thehearts of listeners, with a wealth of helpful examples. This is a freshand welcome perspective, just the book for preachers whose sermons havereached their shelf life and are in need of new energy." --John MichaelRottman, Professor of Preaching Calvin Theological Seminary
"Sane,balanced, assured--but also strikingly insightful--Peter Jonker'swriting is a sheer gift to anyone interested in eventfulpreaching. Every page is worth pondering. Jonker writes with greatverve and authority." --Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Author of Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists
After an idyllic Canadian childhood in Kingston, Ontario, Peter Jonker now resides in Grand Rapids Michigan where he is currently the Minister of Preaching and Worship at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Before that he was pastor at Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church, also in Grand Rapids. He is married with three teenage children.