Letters to My Students: Volume 1 On Preaching
A Biblical, Accessible Guide for Ministers and Ministers-in-Training
Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.
Carrying forward this tradition is Jason Allen’s Letters to My Students. Dr. Allen serves as president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College, the former ranking as one of the largest and fastest growing seminaries in North America. Dr. Allen has also served in multiple pastorates. His passion to serve the church by equipping a generation of pastors, missionaries, and ministers for faithful service is reflected in Letters to My Students.
Letters to My Students is a biblical, accessible guide for ministers and ministers-in-training. It brings both biblical and practical wisdom to bear on the minister’s three main responsibilities: preaching, leading, and shepherding the flock of God.
Martin Lloyd-Jones famously described the call to ministry as the highest, greatest, and most glorious calling to which one can be called. If this assessment resonates with you, you’ll want every available tool to strengthen your ministry. Letters to My Students is one such resource.
Praise for the book
This book is an excellent exposition of the gospel in an easily manageable and remarkably clear presentation, suitable for any reader at any stage of spiritual growth. It is insightful, thought-provoking, and heart-stirring. It communicates effortlessly some of the difficult truths that most of us have to labor hard to make clear. It is thoroughly biblical and wonderfully engaging.
—John MacArthur, pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif.
Jason Allen has written a helpful book that reminds us what Jesus has done, and how the gospel speaks into every area of our life. It is a timely reminder of what it means to follow Jesus.
—Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at The Austin Stone Community Church, Austin, Texas
Dr. Jason Allen has written a needed book that will bless, encourage, and instruct pastors, seminarians, and everyday disciples. . . .I highly recommend it.
—Thom S. Rainer, President and CEO, Lifeway
Anyone wanting to explore how the gospel of Jesus Christ transforms every part of life, but especially those whose spiritual roots are newly grounded in Christ, would profit by reading Dr. Allen’s book, Being A Christian
—Donald S. Whitney,professor of Biblical Spirituality and associate dean at SBTS, and author of Praying the Bible
About Jason Allen
Jason K. Allen is the fifth president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. Since coming to Midwestern, he has led the institution to become one of the largest and fastest growing seminaries in North America. In addition to his role as president, Dr. Allen serves as an associate professor for preaching and pastoral ministry. More broadly, he serves the church through his preaching and writing ministries. He is the author or editor of several books, including The SBC and the 21st Century, Discerning Your Call to Ministry, Being a Christian, and Portraits of a Pastor. Dr. Allen regularly posts essays on his website, jasonkallen.com, and hosts a weekly podcast, “Preaching and Preachers.” He and his wife, Karen, are both from Mobile, Ala., and have five children: Anne-Marie, Caroline, William, Alden, and Elizabeth.