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A Review of Spirit-led Preaching by Greg Heisler

How to proclaim the Word in the power of the Spirit

Greg Heisler, author of Spirit-led Preaching (B&H, 2007) is a bold writer. First, he tackles a controversial subject: how preachers experience the work of the Holy Spirit in the preparation and delivery of their messages. Second, he faces difficult issues head on. He has worked through the questions and is not afraid to clearly state where he stands.

For example, in a chapter devoted to "the anointing" or "unction" of preaching, Heisler writes, "To reduce powerful preaching to talent—even God-given talent—seems to me to overlook the Spirit's ministries made available to us in preaching" (130). Heisler clearly believes the empowerment of the Spirit is not something the preacher can take for granted. This practical focus is one of the things I appreciate most about his book: the author talks both theology and experience. He is keenly tuned to what the Scriptures say about the work of the Spirit and how we actually go about preaching in his power.

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