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A Pastoral Prophet-William P Tuck

We are thrilled to announce the publication of a collection of sermons and prayers of Wayne Oates by noted author, Oates Award recipient, and professor William Powell Tuck.

Published by Smyth & Helwys Books, A Pastoral Prophet: Sermons and Prayers of Wayne E Oates is an excellent way to access Dr. Oates work in a very personal way.

This engaging volume contains several of Oates’s sermons and prayers. Tuck skillfully and accurately describes Oates’s approach to and beliefs about preaching as addressing the deepest needs of our personal and congregational lives. Then he summarizes his assumptions about the task of preaching. While this book does pay tribute to Oates, it primarily focuses on much-needed wisdom for contemporary clerics.

The selection of sermons speaks to current issues facing today’s serious seeker of mature faith for authentic living. Topics range from rootlessness of displaced persons, pursuing authenticity in identity, facing temptations, struggling with lust, and addressing a multitude of existential concerns. He speaks to matters of conflict, despair, and meaninglessness. These powerful messages grow from serious biblical deliberation, reflect sound theological reflection, and make creative use of great literature.

—G. Wade Rowatt
Senior Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky ACPE Supervisor

The retail price for the book is $18/online price is $14.40.

William Powell Tuck, editor, a native of Virginia, has served as a pastor in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Louisiana, and as a seminary professor, adjunct college professor, and intentional interim pastor. He is the author of more than 30 books. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Richmond. In 1997 he received the Pastor of the Year award from the Academy of Parish Clergy. He received the 2016 Wayne Oates Award from the Oates Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Emily Campbell, are the parents of two children and five grandchildren and live in Midlothian, Virginia.


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