Thomas G. Long is Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and is one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of many books, including The Witness of Preaching, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, and The Good Funeral (cowritten with Thomas Lynch).
"The only preaching textbook that I can imagine improving on The
Witness of Preaching is this third edition, which updates the
content for the next generation of preachers. It features an
updated version of the biblical exegesis process that takes
cutting-edge methodologies into account, a chapter on digital
technology in relation to preaching, and a new section that
features Long's analysis of the form of sermons by several of
today's most accomplished pulpit communicators. The Witness of
Preaching equips today's witnesses to preach compelling, coherent
sermons to a new generation. It will take its place at the top of
the required reading list as my mainstay 'go-to' textbook for my
next preaching class!"
Alyce M. McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Director of The Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University