As Sidney Greidanus points out, the biblical book of Ecclesiastes is especially relevant for our contemporary culture because it confronts such secular enticements as materialism, hedonism, cut-throat competition, and self-sufficiency. But how can preachers best convey the ancient Teacher's message to congregations today?
A respected expert in both hermeneutics and homiletics, Greidanus does preachers a great service here by providing the foundations for a series of expository sermons on Ecclesiastes. He walks students and preachers through the steps from text to sermon for all of the book's fifteen major literary units, explores various ways to move from Ecclesiastes to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, and offers insightful expositions that help the preacher in sermon production but omit the theoretical and often impractical discussions in many commentaries.
"One of those rare volumes that should be read by all preachers who take the task of interpretation and proclamation with great seriousness."
Calvin Theological Journal
"Will help preachers develop homiletical muscle memory that will transform them from workmen into artisans."
Richard J. Mouw
— Fuller Theological Seminary
"Sidney Greidanus is one of the most gifted advocates of 'redemptive historical' preaching. . . In a time when there is much confusion about what it means to preach in fidelity to the Scriptures, we very much need the lessons that he offers us."
— Covenant Theological Seminary
"A master stroke from one of the seminal thinkers and writers in homiletics."