Books and articles

Recommended Books

Allen, Ronald J. A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Believe. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.

Craddock, Fred B. As One Without Authority. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995.

Fry Brown, Teresa L. Weary Throats and New Songs: Black Women Proclaiming God’s Word.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003.

Lowry, Eugene. The Homiletical Plot, Expanded Edition: The Sermon as Narrative Art Form. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

Mitchell, Henry H., Celebration and Experience in Preaching. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1990, rev. 2008.

Taylor, Barbara Brown. The Preaching Life. Boston: Cowley, 1993.

Thomas, Frank A. They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching.  Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1997, rev. 2013.

Reference Works

McClure, John S. Preaching Words: 144 Key Terms in Homiletics. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.

Simmons, Martha and Frank A. Thomas. Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Preaching, 1750-Present. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.

Willimon, William H. and Richard Lischer. Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1995.

Additional resources

Download a full bibliography (PDF, 445KB) of suggested resources from Frank A. Thomas.