One more must-read book for pastors
I’m nearing the end of Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read this book. As I mentioned to a friend last week, I should have read it fifteen years ago before I delivered my first sermon. Perhaps I could have spared myself a few mistakes along the way.
I won’t say much about the book here, but I will encourage others to read it. To be clear, my recommendation is not exclusively for pastors, though they are Lloyd-Jones’s target audience. I can imagine many in the church benefiting from Dr. Martyn’s wisdom regarding preaching and preachers.
I feel quite comfortable adding this book to my list of must-read books for pastors. It lands somewhere at the top along with Lectures To My Students by Charles Spurgeon, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper, and Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp.
Preaching and Preachers, by the way, is not a difficult read. If I’m not mistaken, Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote it in the late Sixties, and he wrote it with a simple conversational style. For those who gravitate to newer books for modern vernacular and contemporary references, you will not struggle with this book at all.