"I am convinced nothing is more important for the recovery of preaching as a central act of the church than that those who preach trust that God is going to show up when the Word is rightly proclaimed. Too often those who preach fear those to whom they preach when in fact we ought to fear God. If God is rightly expected to show up, if God is rightly feared, then those who preach and those who hear will understand no explanation is required."
—From the Introduction
• Sermons from one of the country’s best-known theologians
• Seventeen sermons, from “Saints” and “Letting Go,” to “Recognizing Jesus/Seeing Salvation” and “Clothe Your Ministers in Righteousness”
• Two bonus presentations on “Leadership” and “An Open Letter to Christians Beginning College” in the appendix
“Unfailingly fresh, rich and nourishing as the rest of his work.”
—Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Master, Magdalene College at Cambridge University
“Lay people, you will relish this banquet—and preachers, you can study at the feet of a master.”
—Fleming Rutledge, author of Not Ashamed of the Gospel and The Undoing of Death
“Here is Hauer testifying to the church, clearly, joyfully restoring the adventure of being Christian.
—Will Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church (ret.) and Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke University
“Hauerwas offers what many Christians long for and never find: practical reflection on what it is to live and think as a Christian.”
—Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School