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Testimony

Thomas Long

Testimony

Thomas Long

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The Power of Speech as a Practice of Faith "This beautifully written book, which is full of graceful words for all the homely and holy moments of everyday Christian life, is not just for preachers. Every believer can deepen and expand her faith by speaking it to others, and Thomas G. Long shows us how." -Barbara G. Wheeler, president, Auburn Theological Seminary "When Thomas G. Long preaches, the congregation is immediately engaged. Other preachers in the congregation start taking notes. Here is one of the best contemporary preachers and teachers of preaching writing on the critical matter of talking about God and Christian faith, Christian practice in a world and at a time when such talk is mostly trivial at best. Long's book is important and a rich resource for all of us." -John Buchanan, editor and publisher, The Christian Century; pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois "In the rich vocabulary and cadence of his own speech, Thomas G. Long teaches us how to bring faith to speech in the everyday occurrences of life. One comes away from this book with an emboldened sense of how to speak of God in public places and spaces. Ever the innovative teacher, Long demonstrates for us once again why he belongs in the upper echelons of contemporary writers on matters of Christian faith and practice." -Cleophus J. LaRue, Princeton Theological Seminary "Thomas G. Long has long been one of our most effective Christian talkers, and now in this trenchant testimony, the harvest of a rich and provoking ministry, he helps us all the better to talk about our Christian faith. Never have we had a greater need for authentic discourse, nor have we ever been better served." -The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University

- Publisher In this groundbreaking book, Thomas G. Long-a theologian and respected authority on preaching-explores how Christians talk when they are not in church. Testimony breaks the stained-glass image of religious language to show how ordinary talking in our everyday lives- talk across the backyard fence, talk with our kids, talk about politics and the events of the day-can be sacred speech. In a world of spin, slick marketing, mindless chatter, and easy deceptions, Testimony shows that the hunger for truthful, meaningful, and compassionate speech is ultimately grounded in truth about God.

- Publisher

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The Power of Speech as a Practice of Faith "This beautifully written book, which is full of graceful words for all the homely and holy moments of everyday Christian life, is not just for preachers. Every believer can deepen and expand her faith by speaking it to others, and Thomas G. Long shows us how." -Barbara G. Wheeler, president, Auburn Theological Seminary "When Thomas G. Long preaches, the congregation is immediately engaged. Other preachers in the congregation start taking notes. Here is one of the best contemporary preachers and teachers of preaching writing on the critical matter of talking about God and Christian faith, Christian practice in a world and at a time when such talk is mostly trivial at best. Long's book is important and a rich resource for all of us." -John Buchanan, editor and publisher, The Christian Century; pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois "In the rich vocabulary and cadence of his own speech, Thomas G. Long teaches us how to bring faith to speech in the everyday occurrences of life. One comes away from this book with an emboldened sense of how to speak of God in public places and spaces. Ever the innovative teacher, Long demonstrates for us once again why he belongs in the upper echelons of contemporary writers on matters of Christian faith and practice." -Cleophus J. LaRue, Princeton Theological Seminary "Thomas G. Long has long been one of our most effective Christian talkers, and now in this trenchant testimony, the harvest of a rich and provoking ministry, he helps us all the better to talk about our Christian faith. Never have we had a greater need for authentic discourse, nor have we ever been better served." -The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University
- Publisher

In this groundbreaking book, Thomas G. Long-a theologian and respected authority on preaching-explores how Christians talk when they are not in church. Testimony breaks the stained-glass image of religious language to show how ordinary talking in our everyday lives- talk across the backyard fence, talk with our kids, talk about politics and the events of the day-can be sacred speech. In a world of spin, slick marketing, mindless chatter, and easy deceptions, Testimony shows that the hunger for truthful, meaningful, and compassionate speech is ultimately grounded in truth about God.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Thomas Long

Dr. Thomas G. Long (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Dr. Long's research interests are homiletical theory and biblical hermeneutics and preaching. He also is doing research on the theology and practice of Christian funerals.

His publications include The Witness of Preaching, Second Edition (Westminster John Knox 2005); Testimony: Talking Ourselves into Being Christian (Jossey Bass 2004); Beyond the Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship (Alban Institute 2001); Hebrews (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) (Westminster John Knox 1997) and Matthew (Westminster Bible Companion Series) (Westminster John Knox 1997).
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Editor's Foreword.acknowledgments.part One: The Hunger For Authentic God Talk.chapter 1: Talking Ourselves Into Being Christian.chapter 2: Can I Get A Witness?chapter 3: Sunday Words.part Two: Talking Through The Day.chapter 4: First Light.chapter 5: Walking The Walk, Talking The Talk.chapter 6: Conversation Over Lunch.chapter 7: The Six O'clock News.chapter 8: Whispered Secrets And Bedtime Prayers.epilogue A Last Word.notes.the Author.index.

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  • Catalogue Code 274352
  • Product Code 9780787968328
  • ISBN 0787968323
  • EAN 9780787968328
  • UPC 723812595105
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category Discipleship
  • Publisher Jossey Bass
  • Publication Date Jul 2004
  • Dimensions 238 x 160 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.379kg

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