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Transforming PreachingReflecting on 50 Years of Word Ministry

Transforming Preaching

Reflecting on 50 Years of Word Ministry

David Jackman
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In Transforming Preaching, David Jackman, reflecting on over fifty years of Word–ministry offers real encouragement and help with some of the ongoing challenges and pitfalls facing the preacher.

Each chapter addresses a different theme that will shape and sharpen the reader in their thinking about what it means to be a faithful expositor and servant of the Word.


Chapter Headings include:

  1. Preaching with the Right Goal in View
  2. Preaching that Grows People
  3. Preaching in line with God’s Agenda
  4. Preaching the transformational Intention
  5. Preaching to Cultivate a Robust Faith in a Shifting World
  6. Preaching the Whole Truth
  7. Preaching: Colossians a Test Case
  8. Preaching to Renew Minds
  9. Preaching That is Balanced and Well Crafted
  10. Preaching Law and Liberty Rightly
  11. Preaching that Recognises God’s Work and Ours
  12. Preaching that Expands the Mind


David Jackman is the ideal person to write a book like this. David has been preaching and training preachers longer than many of us have been alive. He is a terrific encourager of preachers and his insights, observations and exhortations will provide great stimulus for your own thinking.


After graduating from Cambridge university, David Jackman worked for six years with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, followed by theological studies at Trinity College, Bristol and fifteen years of ministry at Above Bar Church, Southampton. In 1991 he became the founder–director of the Cornhill Training Course in London, a ministry of the Proclamation Trust, with whom he served for eighteen years, latterly as its President. His active “retirement” sees him involved in preaching, training and writing ministries and enjoying family time with his wife, Heather, and their four grandchildren.


David Jackman

About David Jackman

David Jackman is the past President of the Proclamation Trust and the founder–director of its Cornhill Training Course. Its aim is to train and equip a new generation of Biblical preachers, which he still actively pursues in retirement, through his own preaching, writing, leading workshops and producing training materials. Previously he was the minister of Above Bar Church, Southampton.



This book draws together a host of themes and vital questions for preachers and would–be preachers, addressing them with the thoroughgoing biblical understanding and deep pastoral wisdom so many of us admire in David. … there are few whose insights are so valuable to those who would follow him in this task.

William J. U. Philip, Minister, The Tron Church, Glasgow

This book is full of refreshing wisdom that is so useful and hugely relevant to my ministry. I have highlighted vast swathes of it and have already found myself putting many ideas into practice. I will keep returning to this book and sharing it over many years to come.

David Seckington, Assistant pastor, Trinity Church, London
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