Released in the UK July 2020
Released in the US July 2020
Pocket paperback | 112 Pages
9781527105355 • £4.99 $7.99
BISAC – REL080000
This book is all about application and the big message is that better listening is the key to clearer, more faithful, sharper and more penetrating application. Application is not something to think about after exposition, but something that flows from the exposition itself as the Bible already comes pre–applied.
In this very practical book you will be continually exhorted to keep on listening which will be a great blessing to you, your preaching and your congregation.
Gwilym splits his time between being a tutor on the Cornhill Training Course in London and working at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate with International Students and training the Ministry Associates. Before coming back to London, Gwilym was involved in Bible Teacher training in Singapore. Gwilym is married to Jenny and they have three children.
Carefully nuanced, with sharp insight, this book expounds key principles for applying God’s Word to us today. In doing so, it exposes common pitfalls and habits, as the challenge to listen more attentively to scripture is winsomely brought to life. By revitalising this essential purpose of the preacher’s task, this book will prove to be a welcome blessing, not only to the preacher, but to those they serve.
Assistant Minister, Rock Baptist Church, Cambridge, UK
This outstanding book on listening to God should be read by every man or woman who wishes to serve others in the ministry of God’s Word. It will both liberate, from the need to become a sociology guru; and challenge to listen to God with more humility. Most of all it will equip for deep and relevant Bible teaching.
Minister, St. Helen's Bishopsgate, London
Not just for preachers, this book will get anyone involved in word ministry listening carefully to God’s word and thinking carefully about application. I’ll be recommending it to friends in ministry.
Women’s Ministry, London
Finally a book on application which puts the biblical author in the driving seat – not the preacher, the congregation, or our culture! Packed with lots of examples, this will point the way for newbies and challenge seasoned preachers to rethink their sermon preparation. This will be essential reading for all my trainees.
Founding Pastor of The Crossing Church in Singapore and President of Project Timothy, Singapore