Communicate With Power

By Michael Duduit, ed.
Grand Rapids : Baker (1996). 238 Pages.

Reviewed by Dr. Alex Montoya
8.1 (Spring 1997) : 113-114

Communicate With Power is a book that grew out of articles in Preaching magazine. The magazine interviewed well-known pastors and preachers over a number of years, asking these able communicators insightful and revealing questions about their ministries and preaching. The book contains some of those interviews in which preachers share how they prepare for preaching, their methods, styles, and insights into communicating effectively. Here the reader will find some of the pulpit giants of today revealing their preaching "secrets." Among the twenty-five interviewed were John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, John R. W. Stott, Warren Wiersbe, R. C. Sproul, and Calvin Miller.

The book is especially fascinating in its treatment of contemporary preachers and communicators. It also allows the reader to enter the preacher's study and see how he crafts the sermon and delivers it from the pulpit. Here is a volume that both instructs and inspires at the same time. It is a valuable tool for both those learning how to preach and those with years of preaching experience under their belts.

Michael Duduit is editor of the Preaching magazine and director of the American Academy of Ministry. He also serves as Executive Vice President and Assistant Professor of Communication at Union University in Tennessee.