Whether or not this volume will appeal to you really depends on what you are looking for. I realize that may sound like a summary or recommendation that could be applied to any book, however, with this particular volume, it is effective. It is not a commentary on James. It is not a “how to” book on preaching or preaching through James. Rather, in an effort to demonstrate what the author believes is the proper approach to preaching through James; it is a sermon series through James. It is another approach in the education of homiletics.
This volume is one of six in this series: Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church. All are to be written by Sunukjian. Currently Invitation to Philippians and Invitation to the Life of Jacob are also available.
Donald R. Sunukjian, author of Invitation to Biblical Preaching. Sunukjian has taught preaching at Dallas Theological Seminary and currently teaches at Talbot School of Theology.
With that preliminary information being said, this is a book that should be on your list if your are planning to preach or teach through James. It is full of illustrations, practical examples and practical application. At the same time the structure of each sermon can be studied and dissected in an effort to strengthen one’s own preaching ability.
So, if you preach or teach, this is a volume to have at your side.
This book was provided to me by the Weaver Book Company for an impartial review.