I have on my desk a book that challenges preachers to apostolic preaching – preaching that is “Christ-centered, redemptive-historical, missiologically communicated, and grounded in grace.” If you’re looking for a book that shows you how to preach in a God-centered way, then this volume is for you. It’s Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ From All the Scriptures.
The author, Dennis E. Johnson, says, “If we settle for anything less than living for God as the center of our life, then we’re settling for second best. We’re selling ourselves short…To be God-centered is to be exactly what I was designed for.”
For a sample of what you’ll find in the book, you can listen to an interview with Johnson on White Horse Inn:
If the main focus of a sermon is to preach Christ, what do we do with the book of Proverbs and a host of other Biblical texts that seem to focus on wisdom for life, or our own personal growth in holiness, etc? That’s the focus as Michael Horton talks with Dennis Johnson about his new book, Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ in All the Scriptures.
The interview, and the book, are well worth the time.