When I took John Piper’s preaching class in the late 90s, we were assigned four books on preaching:

  1. Charles Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students
  2. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers
  3. John Stott, Between Two Worlds
  4. John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching

I would highly recommend all four of these very different books.

Kevin DeYoung has now edited, and Zondervan  published, a 40th anniversary deluxe hardcover edition of the Lloyd-Jones volume.

In addition to Lloyd-Jones’s original lectures on preaching, the book is interspersed with the following short meditations by some of today’s finest preachers:

  • Ligon Duncan, “Some Things to Look For and Wrestle With”
  • Tim Keller, “A Tract for the Times”
  • John Piper, “Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Preacher”
  • Kevin DeYoung, “Preaching for Brand New and Tired Old Preachers”
  • Mark Dever, “What I’ve Learned about Preaching from Martyn Lloyd-Jones”
  • Bryan Chapell, “D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: An Uncommon Zeal”

Here are a few commendations of this classic:

“It is one of the most important books on preaching in print. I personally owe it a debt I can never repay.”
—Tim Keller

“Preachers need to hear this kind of preaching as a partial antidote to the relentless trivializing of preaching in our day.”
—John Piper

“This book—and indeed Lloyd-Jones’ preaching (which this book so well introduces)—is one of the main shapers of my own understanding of preaching.”
—Mark Dever

“I know of no other book on preaching that will motivate you to preach like this one will. Read Lloyd-Jones again, or for the first time, and you may just discover there’s Spirit-given life left in your dry bones.”
—Kevin DeYoung