Creative Anticipation

Narrative Sermon Designs For Telling The Story

by David A. Enyart



Book Details

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Publication Date : 16/08/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 257
ISBN : 9781401059781
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 257
ISBN : 9781401059798

About the Book

Stories are the fingerprint of the soul; we are a story-shaped people living in a storied-world. In this volume preaching is defined as “the integrating of the preacher’s story, the congregation’s story, and God’s Story in such a way that souls are saved, wounds are healed, and Christ is exalted.”

Effective narrative sermons are “plotted.” This plot appears as “a question, a quest, and a discovery”; the quest is a High Quest and the discovery connects listeners with the Living Word. Six narrative model sermons are discussed and demonstrated in this book:

1) “Simulating the Narrative”;
2) “Sustaining the Narrative”;
3) “Supplementing the Narrative”;
4) “Segmenting the Narrative”;
5) “Sequencing the Narratives”; and,
6) “Suspending the Narrative.”

About the Author

David A. Enyart has been Professor of Pastoral ministries at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1979. The primary focus of his teaching is graduate and undergraduate homiletics. Dr. Enyart has a B.A. from Johnson Bible College, M.A. and M.Div. degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Christian Theological Seminary. He has published Applying For Your First Church and has also authored The Homiletical Review Notebook, a book on basic expository preaching.