Dr. W.G.T. Shedd expounds almost every aspect of preaching: analyzing its nature, outlining the main features which should characterize powerful preaching and describing the approach, plan, actual construction, and refinements of a sermon. This volume was used for many years as a standard textbook in several theological seminaries throughout the United States. The second part of the volume is devoted to the vital subject of Pastoral Theology. Here Shedd is equally thorough and deals with the essential character of a minister, his way of life, his duties, his work of visitation and finally, his work of catechizing his people so as to be informed as to their progress and position in relationship to the preaching. Although much shorter than the first part of the volume, this material is of immense value, and is worth the price of the book.