About the Author
“Contemporary preaching suffers from a loss of confidence in the power of the Word…from an infatuation with technology…from an embarrassment before the biblical text…from an evacuation of biblical content…from a focus on felt needs…from an absence of gospel…” Preaching—the practice of publicly expositing the Bible—has fallen on hard times. How did this happen? After all, as John A. Broadus famously remarked, “Preaching is characteristic of Christianity.” In this powerful book, He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, Mohler shows us how. In a style both commanding and encouraging, Mohler lays the groundwork for preaching, proclaims the glory of preaching, and calls out with an urgent need for preaching. This message is desperately needed yet not often heard. Whether you’re concerned or enthused by the state of the church today, join Mohler as he examines preaching and why the church can’t survive without it.
This book is an absolute must read for all pastors, preachers and lay people who are looking to be under a solid teacher of the Word and it serves as an excellent litmus test for their preaching "techniques" to their congregations as well as others that God has placed under them for instruction. Dr. Mohler does not mince words and is very direct in his approach saying that expository preaching is really the only type of preaching there, is all other so-called types fall short. I wholeheartedly agree that our preachers and teachers should, when delving into the Word of God, Read, Explain, Exhort and Repeat. In this day and age it seems more often than not that only snippets of text are used as mere backgrounds for sermons meant to "enhance your life" instead of teach you how to live right and so the text is further taken out of context. It would be quite refreshing and admonishing if our pastors were to preach the whole counsel of God so that we as the body of Christ would be fully equipped to resist the wiles of the devil.