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A classic that has aged well!

June 24, 2010

I just finished reading William Barclay’s Letters to the Seven Churches. The exposition of chapters 2 & 3 of the book of Revelation was rich in historical background of the cities where the churches ministered. The short, 121 pages are divided into two chapters each for the 7 churches. Barclay as one would expect deals easily with insights from Greek vocabulary and grammer in ways that are helpfull to sermon preparation. I would not prep a sermon series on these letters without having this volume handy.

In a related  used book store shoping spree I came across the classic 101 Things to do During a Dull Sermon  written by Tim Sims andpublished  by The Door. Although produced over 25 years ago in 1984 it brought back plenty of smiles and reminded me of why I loved reading The Door and all its creative writing team. I was influenced by that group more than I will ever fully appreciate.  The book could be expanded to 201 things to do….if chapters on twitter, 4G cell phones and other high tec. innovations were ever added in an updated addition….Here’s hoping 🙂

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