The Jazz of Preaching | How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy (Jones)
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Can preaching be enhanced through the metaphor of jazz? Can an understanding of the inner dynamics of jazz--its particular forms, rules, and styles--inform one's practice of preaching as well? Can jazz's simultaneous structure and spontaneity help preachers better understand their own art? The answer to these questions, says Kirk Byron Jones, is an unqualified yes. In The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy Jones explains how you can dramatically improve your preaching through understanding and applying key elements of the musical art form known as jazz. No musical background is necessary; all examples are well explained and tied in with preaching. Jones introduces you to rich and rewarding possibilities for constructing and delivering the sermon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kirk Byron Jones is Kelsey-Owens Professor of Black Ministries and assistant professor of ethics at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Jazz of Preaching (Abingdon Press, 2004), Addicted to Hurry (Judson Press, 2003), and Rest in the Storm (Judson Press, 2001).
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 inches