Which Six Pastors Best Represent Baptist Preachers? A Review of Joel Gregory’s Global Anthology on Baptist Preaching
By George Bullard
Four years ago Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, was commissioned by the Baptist World Alliance to study representative Baptist preaching throughout the world. Talk about taking a bite out of an elephant? How do you pick just a few? His challenge was to come up with six or less preachers from North America. With six regions of the world that was still three dozen preachers.
Promised out of this study was a book—a heavy book—from Baylor University Press. I guess I never thought it would take four years to complete this project and get the book published. But it did. The book has finally arrived. Baptist Preaching: A Global Anthology, Joel C. Gregory, Editor, has just been released and is available at www.Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
If you want to buy one, pull out your platinum card because the retail price is $59.95. Doesn’t this sound just about right for an academic publisher who believes every book should be seen as a textbook, and no textbook is worth its considerable weight unless it costs at least $50.00? If you want it, you have to buy the whole thing. They are not—at least initially—making it available as a Kindle eBook. Sad!