This new little booklet called Listen Up!: A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons is currently on sale $1 from WTS Books. The sale only lasts until Friday, Sept. 24th @ 11:59 PM. It looks fantastic. Here is the publisher’s description:
Why on earth does anyone need a guide on how to listen to sermons? Don’t we simply need to ‘be there’ and stay awake? Yet Jesus said: ‘Consider carefully how you listen.’ The fact is, much more is involved in truly listening to Bible teaching than just sitting and staring at the preacher.
Christopher Ash outlines seven ingredients for healthy listening. He then deals with how to respond to bad sermons – ones that are dull, or inadequate, or heretical. And finally, he challenges us with ideas for helping and encouraging our Bible teachers to give sermons that will really help us to grow as Christians.
And here are some of the endorsements:
“We give Listen Up to all our new members.”
– Mark Dever, Sr. Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church
“Provides crucial theology and practical advice about listening that can make the difference between life and death in the church.”
– R Kent Hughes
“Pure gold.” Read the full review . . .
– Michael McKinley, IX Marks
“A terrific little volume – and I hope it has a wide circulation.” Read the full review…
– Iain D. Campbell, Minister in the Free Church of Scotland