Thursday, September 20, 2012

My New Book: "Preach the Word: Why I'm Passionate about Expository Preaching"

After years of labor, prayer and partnership, my book on preaching is finally out. You can get it in print or e-book at, or Here's the text from the back cover to help you understand what the book is about. May the Lord use it to glorify his great name and promote the worth of his Word in the life of the church.

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:1-2

Preach the Word: Why I’m Passionate about Expository Preaching tells the story of how one preacher made the transition from felt-needs topical preaching to systematic expository preaching, and why he’s so passionate about this change. It further offers…

·         An incisive but sympathetic critique of felt-needs topical preaching
·         Eighteen reasons why expository preaching ought to dominate the preaching ministries of the church
·         Five essential elements that go into creating expository sermons that glorify God and transform lives
·         A nine-stage process for developing expository sermons

Charles Handren is the Pastor for Preaching & Vision at Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River, Minnesota. He holds degrees from California Baptist University (Riverside, California) and the American Baptist Seminary of the West (Berkeley, California), and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois). You can subscribe to his blog at or follow him on Twitter @CharlesHandren.

Glory of Christ Fellowship ( is a daughter church of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota (, and a member of the Treasuring Christ Together Church Planting Network ( 

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