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<transcy>Preacher's Handbook (Manuel du prédicateur)</transcy>

Florent Varak
by CLÉ
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An experienced pastor and homiletics teacher accompanies you in learning and improving preaching.

This manual is a true reference tool for pastors, elders, missionaries, theology students and anyone who wishes to work in depth on and share the message of the Bible.

After explaining the principles that guide preaching, Florent VARAK details his method of preparing and proclaiming a sermon in 7 steps. This book is the result of 20 years of experience, reflection, and teaching on the subject at the Biblical Institute of Geneva.

This resolutely practical manual addresses many questions: How to select and then find the meaning of a text? How to write a plan, and the essential notes while maintaining the redemptive dimension of the Bible? What to say and what to leave aside? Where can I find illustrations? What preaching for feasts and special occasions? How to take into account the literary genre of the passage and formulate legitimate applications? How do you stay relevant to (all) listeners?

This book, with its dozens of examples, its 123 exercises, and its many tips will allow the reader to practice a complete method, and to avoid many pitfalls.

This book will help you

  • Prepare a message step by step and preach it.
  • Understand the principles and process of textual preaching.
  • Feed your reflection on homiletics.

Highlights of the book

  • Practice: exercises, examples, steps, graphics, lists, mistakes not to be made, bibliography ...
  • Experience: the French author shares more than 20 years of pastoral ministry, teaching and preaching.


  • Preachers, teachers, youth leaders.
  • Bible study leaders.
  • Those who preach the Word of God.

Florent Varak is not only an excellent preacher, but he has also proven to be, over the last twenty years, a real leader , in French-speaking Europe, in the field of “textual preaching” - Dominique Angers , professor of NT and homiletics in Montreal.

Much more than a simple method: it is about the synthesis of a proven ministry, a perspective on the joys and the difficulties of the one who struggles with the inspired text to nourish his congregation. - Guillaume Bourrin,

Florent gives us a complete toolbox to get on with the job. The presentation is systematic and allows apprentice preachers to appropriate a working method that will allow them to avoid the most common errors of exegesis and interpretation. - Mike Evans , former director of the IBG and coordinator of Gospel 21

Table of contents

Sunday, 6am


A good preaching?
Art, technique and the Holy Spirit
One more step < br>

The convictions of the preacher
Examples of preaching
3 key verses of preaching
The types of predication


Overview of the process
1. Selection : the choice of the text
2. Understanding: the meaning of the text
3. Redemption: the salvation of the text
4. Amplification: the life of the text
5. Adaptation: the relevance of the text
6. Writing: the notes of the message
7. Proclamation: communication of the message




Preaching and literary genre
Preaching for special occasions

Example with Matthew 16

Overview: from text to message in 7 steps


Authors : Florent Varak & Philippe Viguier
Publisher : Clé
Publication : November 2017
ISBN : 978-2-35843-121-7
Pages : 308
Dimensions : 15.2 x 22 cm
Format : paperback
Weight : 410 g

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Customer Reviews

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Heritier Lengelo Fundji

Un bon livre pour ceux qui veulent prêcher autrement. Fini les erreurs d interprétation de la bible.