Here is a list of the books that have most significantly enhanced, changed, corrected, and confirmed my preaching convictions and habits. They are listed in no particular order. Some are mentioned because of how they shifted homiletic thought in some ground-breaking ways. Others are listed because they are helpful for the nuts and bolts of preaching. Some focus more on the science of preaching and others on the art of preaching. Some are primarily concerned with the theology that undergirds preaching and others with the practice that guides preaching week to week. All, I hope, are worthy of your valuable time.
- The Witness of Preaching by Thomas Long
- Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley
- Preaching in the Spirit by Dennis Kinlaw
- Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson
- The Homiletical Plot by Eugene Lowry
- The Preaching Life by Barbara Brown Taylor
- As One Without Authority by Fred Craddock
- Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner
- Company of Preachers ed. by Richard Lischer
- Homiletic by David Buttrick
- Designing the Sermon by James Earl Massey
- Preaching Essentials: A Practical Guide by Lenny Luchetti [I hope my book, to be released in May 2012, is worthy to be considered a “must read” for preachers :)]
Dr. Lenny Luchetti presently serves as Assistant Professor of Proclamation and Christian Ministries at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. He began his 15 years of pastoral ministry when he was 23 years old. During that time he has served as the Pastor of a small rural church, the Assistant Pastor of a large church, and as the Lead Pastor of a congregation that grew from a small to a large missional and multi-ethnic church during his tenure. Lenny has taught preaching courses for ministers since 2003. He has preached at churches, camps, and colleges in the United States and around the world. His passion these days is to invest in those who are investing in local churches.