Preserved in this work are the texts of twenty-one sermons and addresses Broadus delivered on a wide range of occasions. Topics range from worship to sanctification, from evangelism to prayer to an exhortation to read the Bible by books.
Most of Broadus' preaching is intensely practical and will encourage your spiritual growth. As he summarized his calling, "The greatest privilege of earthly life is to give some fellow creature the blessed word of God, and then try by loving speech and example, to bring home to the heart and conscience...the truths it contains."
[Broadus'] textbook...is the most widely used text on preaching ever published; more than a century later, it is still used in many colleges and seminaries.
—Michael Duduit, Handbook of Contemporary Preaching
J. A. Broadus was one of the founding faculty of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Professor of Homiletics. A master of clarity in communication and sympathy with his audience, he was also considered to be one of the foremost American pastors during the last half of the nineteenth century.