FENTON, MI – As a pastor, when I would attend a meeting with other pastors, the conversation would always find its way to the subject of preaching. Without fail, the question would arise, “Do you know of any good resources and or commentaries for….?” Together we would pool our knowledge and try to compile a helpful list.
I just received a copy of Dr. David Allen's book, Preaching Tools, published by Seminary Hill Press. It does an admirable job of listing the best commentaries and preaching resources for every book of the Bible. He has prepared the lists with the theologically conservative expository preacher in mind. What he does that is truly helpful is to compile them for each book under three different categories:
• Exegetical Commentaries.
• Expository Commentaries.
• Devotional Commentaries.
• And in some cases, Special Studies.
A brief one or two sentence description is provided, along with the author, title, publisher and date. It is my opinion that this book is a must for the library of every preacher and student of the Word. I wholeheartedly recommend Preaching Tools to you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Patterson is Executive Director/Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. Elected unanimously in May of 2015, Patterson formerly served for 9 years as pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. He also served as trustee chair and national mobilizer for the North American Mission Board.