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Texts for preaching: Spring books

We wondered what kind of reading ministers rely on for inspiration or help in preaching—apart from reading commentaries on scripture or other materials directly related to the task. Do they draw on certain authors of fiction or nonfiction? Are they influenced by essays, poetry, magazines or children’s literature? Here are some reflections:

Phil Waite

Ayanna Johnson

Katherine Willis Pershey

Matt Fitzgerald

Heidi Neumark

Jonathan L. Walton

Luke A. Powery

Elizabeth Myer Boulton