This Is What a Preacher Looks Like

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This Is What a Preacher Looks Like
Sermons by Baptist Women in Ministry

Pamela R. Durso, ed.

Regular Price: $18.00
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Paperback/272 Pages

Worship / Preaching / Baptist Studies
ISBN: 978-1-57312-554-3

Brief Description

“This Is What a Preacher Looks Like” was a hit catchphrase long before any idea of a book ever existed. When Baptist Women in Ministry created T-shirts to celebrate their 25th anniversary, few could have predicted how popular the bright aqua-colored shirts would become!

Yet, no one should be surprised about the giftedness of Baptist women preachers. From the first days of Baptist beginnings—as early as the 1630s—Baptist women preached throughout England. Their voices are soft and loud, prophetic and pastoral, humorous and sincere. They are African American, Asian, Latina, and Caucasian. They are sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and friends.

This Is What a Preacher Looks Like: Sermons by Baptist Women is a collection of sermons by thirty-six Baptist women. Just imagine—the work of thirty-six Baptist women preachers in one volume. Yet, the truth is that this book could have contained sermons by 836 Baptist women, all preaching the word of God!

About the Author

Pamela R. Durso is executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an adjunct professor at McAfee School of Theology. She received her Ph.D. in church history from Baylor University. As mother to Michael and Alex, she is discovering with her husband, Keith, the adventures of parenting teenagers. She likes researching and writing history, especially the history of Baptist women, but she loves sitting down with a cup of coffee and listening to people’s stories.

Mary Yangsook Ahn, Robin Bolen Anderson, Patricia Bancroft, Faithe Beam, Bonnie Oliver Brandon, Katrina Stipe Brooks, Amy Butler, Eileen Campbell-Reed, Dorisanne Cooper, Lynn Dandridge, Isabel N. Docampo, Elizabeth Rickert Dowdy, Pamela R. Durso, Kristy Eggert, F. Sue Fitzgerald, Tammy Jackson Gill, Elizabeth Evans Hagan, Amber C. Inscore Essick, LeAnn Gunter Johns, Andrea Dellinger Jones, Martha Dixon Kearse, Julie Merritt Lee, Jewel M. London, Nora O. Lozano, Molly T. Marshall, Amy Mears, Robin Norsworthy, Suzii Paynter, Julie Pennington-Russell, Suzanah Raffield, Nancy Hastings Sehested, Sarah Jackson Shelton, Amy Shorner-Johnson, Sarah Stewart, Lisa L. Thompson, Joy Yee

Table of Contents


Sermons by Baptist Women at Historic Moments in Baptist Life

We Have This Treasure (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Nancy Hastings Sehested

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (Joshua 3–4)
Pamela R. Durso

Turning in My Credo (Proverbs 8:1-5; 1 John 5:7)
Molly T. Marshall

The Kingdom of God Is among You (Luke 17:20-21)
F. Sue Fitzgerald

Give Thanks for the Sabbath (Isaiah 56:1-7; 58:13-14)
Patricia A. Bancroft

Sermons by Baptist Women from Beginning to End

Nervous Laughter (Genesis 18)
Amber C. Inscore Essick

The Red Sea Scroll (Exodus 14:26–15:1; 15:20-21)
Amy Butler

1-900-WAAA (Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29)
Amy Mears

Woman: Beloved, Brave, Bridge Builder (Numbers 27:1-11; Luke 8:40-56)
Isabel N. Docampo

Once Upon a Time (Deuteronomy 6:1-8, 15-25)
Katrina Stipe Brooks

Thanksgiving—Saying Grace (1 Samuel 1:4-20; 2:1-10)
Tammy Jackson Gill

When Life Serves You Lemons, Make Lemonade (1 Samuel 25:2-35)
Robin Norsworthy

Longing to Be Filled (2 Kings 4:1-7)
Dorisanne Cooper

Living in Our Own Time . . . Wisely (1 Chronicles 12:32; Matthew 16:1-4)
Molly T. Marshall

Our Good Shepherd (Psalm 23)
Julie Pennington-Russell

The Hope of the Gray (Psalm 71:18, 21)
Mary Yangsook Ahn

Wisdom at the Crossroads (Proverbs 8:1-11)
Eileen Campbell-Reed

In Due Season (Proverbs 13:12)
Jewel M. London

Yes, God (Isaiah 6:1-13)
Lisa L. Thompson

Sin and Why I Like It (Jonah 4:1-4; Romans 6:12-14)
Martha Dixon Kearse

A Homeless Jesus (Matthew 8:18-20)
Bonnie Oliver Brandon

The Seed in Your Heart (Matthew 13:24-29)
Amy Shorner-Johnson

Lost and Found (Matthew 16:21-28)
Suzanah Raffield

The Road Map (Matthew 24–25)
Kristy Eggert

Truth Telling (Mark 5:25-34)
Nora O. Lozano

The Mountain Matters (Mark 9:2-9)
Andrea Dellinger Jones

I Believe, Help My Unbelief (Mark 9:17-29)
Faithe Beam

When the Spirit Shows Up, Everything Changes! (Luke 3:21-22; 4:14-30; Acts 2)
Sarah Stewart

Scriptural Triptych: Announcing the Ministry of Christ (Luke 3:21; 4:1-12, 14-21)
Suzii Paynter

He Came (Luke 4:18-21)
Lynn Dandridge

Let Down Your Nets (Luke 5:1-11)
Elizabeth Rickert Dowdy

The Birthing Kit (John 3:1-17)
Sarah Jackson Shelton

You Know the Way (John 14:1-14)
Julie Merritt Lee

Lessons from Some Pesky Vines and Branches (John 15:1-8)
LeAnn Gunter Johns

Open the Door (John 20:19-29)
F. Sue Fitzgerald

God Give Us Vision (2 Corinthians 4:3-6)
Elizabeth Evans Hagan

Am I My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper? (James 5:13-20)
Robin Bolen Anderson

The Church’s Journey (Revelation 11:1-19)
Joy Yee

The Preachers

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