Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Alban Books
978-1-56699-417-0 • Paperback • June 2011 • $27.00 • (£20.99)
978-1-56699-606-8 • eBook • June 2011 • $25.50 • (£19.99)
Craig A. Satterlee teaches preaching at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the University of Notre Dame, and is Dean of the ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program. He is consulting pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Glenwood, IL. His books, which explore the relationship of preaching and worship, stewardship, mission, and leadership, remain fully theological while engaging on-the-ground realities in the life of the church. Titles include When God Speaks through Change, When God Speaks through You, and When God Speaks through Worship.
Craig Satterlee writes the preaching books the church needs. Preaching and Stewardship will come as a joyful surprise to preachers who have been bogged down for years trying to say stewardship is about everything but money. Satterlee puts the "M" word front and center without losing sight of a heartfelt theological vision for Christian community.
— John A. Dally, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Satterlee's volume on preaching and stewardship demonstrates a wonderfully direct and unapologetic approach to a topic many church leaders lament addressing. This book is an invaluable guide for preachers who long to believe that biblically grounded and clearly articulated sermons on stewardship can grow people's giving and their faith.
— Stephen Chapin Garner, author of "Getting into Character"
This is definitely not just another book on stewardship sermons! Craig Satterlee unapologetically addresses preaching about giving money to the church in response to the gospel and does so with keen biblical and theological insight. The book is forthright and helpful to preachers timid about mentioning money in a sermon.
— Ann L. Hoch, Pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Fredericksburg, Texas
At last! A book on preaching and stewardship that is both full of good, practical sense and replete with soaring theology. Satterlee shakes us loose from all mundane notions of stewardship in favor of the claim that the way we use money can be a bold 'act of resistance to the powers at work in the world that are opposed to God.' Many preachers dread the annual stewardship sermon, but Satterlee ably shows how 'messing with mammon' can be a prophetic, exciting task for the preacher.
— Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Centered in Gospel grace, this book will inspire stewardship preaching grounded in the abundant generosity of God. Anecdotes, sample sermons, and leading questions provide practical resources for crafting faithful sermons about the often awkward topic of money and God.
— Marty E. Stevens, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Stewardship in the Arthur L. Larson position of Stewardship and Parish Ministry, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg