Faithful readers of Journey To Orthodoxy:
the following appeared this evening on the Preachers Institute and is available to you as well.
A venerable text on the formation of preachers, called (not surprisingly) “On The Formation Of Preachers”is now available through Preachers Institute.
This is a considerable text, loaded with Scriptural and Patristic quotes on the work, art, craft and science of preaching and the personal formation of those who preach. It was written by Humbert of Romans, the fifth master general of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). Though Humbert was a post-Schism preacher in the west, his method and his understanding of the preacher and preaching is right in line with “On The Priesthood” by St. John Chrysostom, and “The Pastoral Rule” by St. Gregory the Great.
This is an exceptional text, and should be required reading for any Orthodox preacher or priest.
The paperback version is available through my publisher’s bookstore. If you are buying it as a gift use the coupon code: RUSH to get free ground shipping for Christmas.
The paperback version is $23.99 and can be purchased HERE.
However, starting today, and FOR THIS WEEK ONLY – until 11:59 pm on Black Friday (Nov. 25th), Preachers Institute is offering it as a PDF download for only $2.99.