Sermons That Illuminate

Cover of Sermons That Illuminate

This book is a practical guide for preachers, both ordained and layleaders alike. Sermons That Illuminate explores the various genres of Scripture and examines methods and models of preaching from “the greats.” It also looks inward to consider the importance of wellness and self-care, with some suggestions for moving toward healthy preaching. Whether you’re a veteran preacher or preaching your first sermon, you’ll be invigorated as you explore the art of preaching.

Dale speaks from both truth and experience…. I wish someone had given me this resource years ago!—Dave Smith, Professor of Bible, Indiana Wesleyan University

A remarkably researched resource for any student preacher or seasoned veteran who wants to improve or revive their ministry.—Lt-Colonel Jamie Braund, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army British Columbia Division 

A valuable addition to any college or seminary library and curriculum, and a fine contribution to any preacher’s toolbox.—Colonel Lindsay Rowe, Retired Salvation Army Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador

About the Author

Dale Pilgrim has been an officer with The Salvation Army for nearly four decades. He and his wife, Glenys, have served in ordained ministry in a number of capacities, including as co-pastors of congregations for 22 years. Dale received a bachelor of arts degree in biblical and theological studies from Booth University College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and a master’s degree in leadership from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. Dale and Glenys have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of one grandson.

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