Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers in My Study

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T. Y. Crowell, 1901 - Clergy - 214 pages
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This is a great book for someone to read who either preachers already or is interested in preaching. Some of the terminology used in the book is dated and there are historical gems mentioned, such as the "recent" invention of the phonograph.
On the practical level, this book has advice on delivery and method that can be implemented immediately which will help with preaching. By far, however, the information that I have found most useful are the several pitfalls mentioned by the writer which young preachers should be careful to avoid. Advice like what to avoid in your first several sermons at a new congregation, will help young preachers to avoid making mistakes that cause tension in a local congregation.
Overall, this book has great advice for those who are interested in preaching and is something that I will recommend to other preachers and those interested in becoming preachers.

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Page 103 - Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Page 147 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Page 10 - There's such divinity doth hedge a king, That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will.
Page 120 - There are a sort of men, whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond; And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say, ' I am Sir Oracle, And, when I ope my lips, let no dog bark!
Page 27 - And he, trembling and astonished, said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Page 83 - That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his suffering, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Page 169 - Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Page 101 - I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Page 64 - And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment"..."! have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now.
Page 66 - Heredity," says, after having looked up the history of a good many clergymen : " A gently complaining and fatigued spirit is that in which evangelical divines are very apt to pass their days. . . . There is an air of invalidism about most religious biographies.

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