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From and Before God by Sugel Michelen

I tend to read batches of books on themes, and this year one of my themes was preaching/speaking.  I read several books by prominent pastors and professors about how to prepare and preach a Biblical sermon.  The most popular books on preaching are often those by famous preachers, men that we want to be like and imitate.  Often these pastors have large platforms and impressive ministries, with a built in base to sell books.  Their public ministry seems to make them an expert in their field. That being said, I must admit that I had never heard of Sugel Michelen before I got his recent book about preaching. That is probably due to my own ignorance.  Michelen is a pastor in the Dominican Republic and is called by some the best preacher in Latin America.  It only took a few pages, however, until it was clear that Michelen has a clear grasp on the ministry of the pulpit as well as being able to impart that wisdom to others.  The book is divided into three sections, each of increasing