Longing to See Your Face: Preaching in a Secular Age

A new homily help titled, Longing to See Your Face: Preaching in a Secular Age, by Fr. Thomas J. Scirghi, SJ has just been published. In the “Introduction,” Fr. Scirghi writes, “Preaching is a most important work of the priest.” He begins with a discussion of the purpose of preaching and offers a theological sounding on proclamation, taking up several descriptions of the role of the preacher in relation to the congregation. He also addresses current theological issues for the contemporary preacher. The second part of the book discusses the practical matter of preparing to preach and proposes a method of preparation by following a pattern of reflection, research, writing, and rehearsing. The third part focuses on two specific sacramental celebrations: funerals and weddings. Available for $14.95 (also available in e-book edition) from Liturgical Press, 2950 St. John’s Rd., P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321. Tel: (800) 858-5450. Fax: (800) 445-5899. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.litpress.org.