Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Time To Die Now Available

A Time To Die is now available in Kindle format at Amazon. 
The print version will be available in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Henry Ward Beecher: Lectures on Preaching

This book contains the lectures that Beecher gave at Yale for the first Yale Lectures on Preaching, named after Beecher's father. This particular book is in good condition (I keep it in an archival box for protection.). The phrase "Author's Edition", on the cover, means that this particular book is published with the permission of the author. Before copyrights were strictly enforced, many printers, especially those in other countries, would print unauthorized or "pirated" copies of books. The phrase "Author's Edition" was meant to ensure the integrity & honesty of the publisher and guarantee the author proper royalties.

Beecher illustrates the all too common characteristic of powerful men in the ministry: questionable ethics. During his lifetime, he was accused several times of immorality.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John Broadus: Preparation & Delivery of Sermons

Title Page from 1871 edition of John Broadus' well-known book on preaching. The words "Second Edition" refer to the second printing of the 1st edition, published in 1870. I collect pre-1900 editions of this book and have 11 pre-1900 editions and nine 1900 and later. Several years ago, I was able to view and handle Broadus' original manuscript. Still one of the best books on preaching.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Book Cover Design

Cover Design For New Book