How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder
"My own study of Church history has led me to conclude that every period of genuine renewal in the Church has been characterized by a revival of sound preaching." --Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee
Sincere, encouraging, and downright practical, Father McBride's How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder makes it easy to connect with your parishioners every Sunday and help them apply their faith to real life. Blending simple-to-follow instructions, proven strategies, and the occasional rule, this guidebook encapsulates 50 years of sermon mastery from one of the most notable preachers of our time. Develop the skills to:
- Create compelling twelve-minute Sunday homilies
- Deliver memorable speeches that resonate in parishioners' hearts and minds
- Transform lifeless homilies into irresistible calls to action
Comprehensive yet compact, How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder includes practical steps for overcoming public-speaking fears and time-saving tips for finding relevant stories that warrant sharing. Includes special tips for weddings, funerals, and Masses for children.
Great homilies are a key to thriving parishes. Whether you're a veteran pastor, new priest, or permanent deacon, this invaluable resource will make the most of your weekly preparation!