Lecturer in Old Testament, Grenville Kent, Wins Prestigious International Award
Dr. Grenville Kent, lecturer in Wesley Institute’s School of Theology, along with two other colleagues, has won the Annual Preaching Today Book award for ‘Enhancing the Preacher’s Skills’ for his edited book, Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching.
The award is presented by PreachingToday.com, which is weblished by Christianity Today and Leadership Journal ‘for preachers and teachers’ and ‘provides tools and training to advance the art and craft of biblical preaching.’ Two awards are given annually to publications that ‘strengthen the soul of a preacher’, and ‘enhance the preacher’s skills.
Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching, an Inter-Varsity Press publication, features a collection of essays from leading Christian scholar-preachers from a range of church traditions who seek to reveal the relevance of the Old Testament in life today.
Award judge and pastor of Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, California, Mark Mitchell, wrote, “Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching is well-written, practical, scholarly but readable, and the writers come from a variety of theological positions within evangelicalism. Each chapter discusses how to preach a particular book or genre of the Old Testament. I especially like the example sermons in each chapter. The book has a great chapter on preaching from difficult Old Testament texts.
The PT Book Award is an outstanding achievement for Grenville, as well as Wesley Institute’s Theology Department. It is the second international American award for books published by the faculty.
The same book sells in Australia under its UK title, He Began With Moses: Preaching the Old Testament Today.
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