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Waiting on the Word

Preaching sermons that connect people with God

Lorraine Cavanagh

978 0 232 53262 3
Paperback |192 pp |216 x 135 mm
Price: £12.99

978 0 232 53355 2
eBook

'A good sermon always changes us: nobody who hears one can ever be the same again. How important it is, then, that Lorraine has written this fine exploration of the need for the preacher to find space and peace to connect with God in order truly to connect with those who hear her talk.'

Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford


'I wonder Cavanagh thinks that she has just written a book about preaching. She has, but she has written about so much more besides. I believe I have found my religious book of the year already.'

Revd Peter McGeary, Church Times

Waiting on the Word is an exploration of the gift of preaching and of becoming an effective communicator – someone who is able to connect with people’s innate desire for God.

In an age of soundbites and information overload, Lorraine Cavanagh believes that we can lose sight of God’s real work in the world. Through waiting on the Word that abides in the preacher’s own heart, and in the hearts of the people, the preacher can learn to speak the deep truth which comes with knowing God and which will teach and inspire. This unique book also gives practical advice for dealing with conflicting emotions, resistance and passive aggression, as well as for improving voice projection and the confident use of space.

Lorraine Cavanagh is an Anglican priest in the Church in Wales. She has served in a variety of preaching contexts both rural and urban and has led workshops and quiet days on preaching for clergy and lay readers in Wales and England. She writes a weekly blog at jobbingtheologian.blogspot.co.uk. Her website www.lorrainecavanagh.net.
ISBNs: 9780232532623 978-0-232-53262-3 Title: waiting on the word ISBNs: 9780232533552 978-0-232-53355-2 Title: waiting on the word