NASHVILLE, TN – Preaching magazine has selected The New Interpreter’s® Handbook of Preaching as the 2010 Preaching Book of the Year. The handbook is a major reference tool for preaching, with articles on every facet of Christian sermon preparation and delivery. The 135 contributors are homileticians, preachers, and writers in various disciplines who are committed to the pulpit through practice. Paul Scott Wilson served as general editor with associate editors Jana Childers, Cleophus J. LaRue, and John M. Rottman. 

“Several titles were legitimate contenders for our Preaching Book of the Year recognition this time, but the winner is being cited because of the breadth of quality resources it makes available in the field of preaching,” says Michael Duduit, executive editor. “The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching is an encyclopedia of preaching within the covers of one book, and it warrants a place on any preacher’s bookshelf.” 

Two Abingdon Press titles were included in the Top 25 Most Influential Preaching Books of the Past 25 Years, also released by Preaching magazine. Fred Craddock’s Preaching received the very first Preaching Book of the Year award when it released in 1985 and comes in at #4 on the list. James Earl Massey’s The Burdensome Joy of Preaching is #16.  

About Abingdon Press

Abingdon Press is the publishing imprint for The United Methodist Publishing House. Abingdon Press has a distinguished record in religious publishing for a broad ecumenical audience and specializes in products for church leaders, as well as scholars and students engaged in theological education and the practice of ministry. Abingdon Press offers a wide array of quality academic, professional, reference, fiction, and devotional titles published each year.