Ryan Huguley's 8 Hours or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster is a good help for young preachers who are learning the art of preaching, particularly in a world that strains for so much attention in a vast array of areas. Huguley understands, as a seasoned preacher, what young preachers so often fail to grasp: Good preaching requires good preparation and intentional work. And lots of resources. 8 Hours or Less breaks down Huguley's very disciplined and practical day-by-day sermon preparation plan, in an effort to present what it takes to "writing faithful sermons" for every Sunday we preach.
Sermon preparation -- for all those who are new to the task -- is hard work. And it would be easy for this work to consume so much of the week. Pastors -- not just tasked with preaching but also with caring -- know that the primary act of the pastor is stewardship, being careful with our work and our time. And Huguley has one way, in this book, pastors can do just that.
While 8 Hours or Less is not ideal for everyone -- and his own method may not translate into every pastoral charge -- it is a good resource for beginning to discern how best preachers are to preach.
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest review here.