A Packet of Surprises: The Best Essays and Sermons of F. W. Boreham
Publish Date: 2008-09-01
Author: F. W. Boreham
Choosing the best essays of F. W. Boreham is as excruciating as selecting some children to get the honors and telling the others that they did not make the grade. As mentioned in the preface to All the Blessings of Life: The Best Stories of F. W. Boreham (Revised) the selection is subjective. But there is some rhyme and reason to the choices. Some were voted in by current Boreham readers so they appear by popular demand. Others are clearly Boreham's choice or were popular in his day. In compiling this selection an effort has been made to include essays on a range of themes, those which illustrate different homiletical methods and others that are drawn from different periods in Boreham's career. The sermon The Whisper of God may at face value have not made the cut in Boreham's best but it is included because it is the best of his earliest sermons and it illustrates how his preaching changed in style, structure and length. The Best Essays and Sermons of F. W. Boreham demonstrate the way that Boreham worked hard to remodel his writing and preaching through such things as the removal of wordy clutter, for it is clear to see the emergence of a simple and flowing style. These essays and sermons have been brought together not for literary inspection and homiletical interest but so they might speak powerfully to readers in this contemporary age. The great hope for this new book is that it might stimulate among its readers one of the major themes of F. W. Boreham -- that each person, with their God-given gifts might develop their unique style (Dr. Geoff Pound). This book also includes: a profile of Boreham written by T. Howard Crago, name and topical indexes and an About the Cover section. Twenty six pages of introductory material are followed by 298 pages. Please consider checking out the other titles published by John Broadbanks Publishing
A portion of the sale of each book will go toward the training of pastors and missionaries at Whitley College, a ministry that Boreham supported during his lifetime.