Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review: Nelson' Annual Preacher's Sourcebook Vol.3 by:Dr. O.S. Hawkins(editor)

About the Book:
Preach great sermons and plan innovative worship services with the newest edition of Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. This volume is the same sermon planner you have come to depend on for more than ten years. Outstanding pastors provide an entire year’s worth of preaching and worship resources for every week. Look for a new volume every fall.
Features include:
  • Sermons, creative outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every week of the year
  • Worship helps, including hymns, prayers, and Scripture texts
  • Inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques
  • Sermons for special occasions and holidays
About the Author:
 For more than 20 years, O. S. Hawkins served pastorates at the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and in Dallas, Texas. He is president of GuideStone Financial Resources, which serves 200,000 pastors, church staff, missionaries, doctors, and other workers of various Christian organizations with their retirement needs. He is the author of more than 25 books and preaches regularly at Bible conferences, evangelism conferences, and churches across the nation.

My Review:
 This is a very great resource for any minister to have! Those were the exact words from my husband. He was so excited when he seen this book arrive at our home. He is in seminary and will soon be writing sermons and he has enjoyed flipping through the book and reading all the helps inside. For someone just starting out on sermon writing this will become their very best friend. He helps them until they get more experience at sermon writing.

 The book includes sermons and outlines for each week as well as a few thrown in there for special occasions and holidays. It even can give that aspiring minister sermon starts for the times that they would just like an idea or topic to just start the process. With over 500 pages there is something in this book for every minister to use and to learn from.

 The book is edited by O.S. Hawkins, he has combined these messages from several minsters such as Daniel Akin, the President of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and J.D. Greear, Lead Pastor of the Summit Church just to name a few. There is enough in this book to last any preacher about years worth of teachings. There is even a disc included to assist you with the book. What is also great about this book is it is updated yearly. So there is always something new to add.

 As stated in the introduction, this is only a tool. This is a sourcebook to be used along with the other tools that you use to create your sermons. You are to use it in such a manner to enhance God's message to His people.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Booksneeze.