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They Like To Never Quit Praisin' God
The Role of Celebration in Preaching

Foreword by Henry H. Mitchell

They Like To Never Quit Praisin' God

"This work starts admittedly where I left off, and carries the topic of celebration well beyond. The author has explored and analyzed and come up with crucial insights and needed terminology with which to further the scholarly discussion and increase the understandings needed in the classroom. . . . Thomas has contributed much to the meeting of this need, probing celebration to new depths. . . . This book adds to the corpus of serious scholarship available to instructors for the purposes of a more powerful pulpit, in an era of desperate need in the field." — Henry H. Mitchell, from the Foreword

Here is a book that will change the course of preaching in the twenty-first century. Through the lens of African American preaching, Thomas sheds light on what is "good" preaching—and on what methods can be employed to achieve it. Celebration in preaching is an important component of any preaching that can be considered "good".  Thomas explores the theology, dynamics, design, and guidelines for celebrative preaching and provides sample sermon illustrations as well.

ISBN/Prod. Code: 0-8298-1181-8     

FRANK A. THOMAS is the pastor of New Faith Baptist Church in Matteson, Illinois. He is a contributor to Atonement: The Million Man March (The Pilgrim Press, 1996). 


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