Preface.SECTION I. GENERAL AIDS AND RESOURCES.Civil Year Calendars for 2005 and 2006.Church and Civic Calendar for 2005.The Revised Common Lectionary for 2005.Four-Year Church Calendar.Forty-Year Easter Calendar.Traditional Wedding Anniversary Identifications.Colors Appropriate for Days and Seasons.Flowers in Season Appropriate for Church Use.Quotable Quotations.Questions of Life and Religion.Biblical Benedictions and Blessings.SECTION II. SERMONS AND HOMILETIC AND WORSHIP AIDS FOR FIFTY-TWO SUNDAYS.SECTION III. RESOURCES FOR CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC.SECTION IV. MESSAGES FOR COMMUNION SERVICES.SECTION V. MESSAGES FOR FUNERALS AND BEREAVEMENT: AN ODYSSEY OF CONSOLATIONS.SECTION VI. LENTEN AND EASTER PREACHING.SECTION VII. EVANGELISM AND WORLD MISSIONS.SECTION VIII. RESOURCES FOR PREACHING FROM PSALMS.SECTION IX. MESSAGES FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS.SECTION X. RESOURCES FOR PREACHING ON REVELATION.SECTION XI. CHILDREN'S SERMONS.SECTION XII. A LITTLE TREASURY OF ILLUSTRATIONS.Contributors and Acknowledgments.Index of Contributors.Sermon Title Index.Scriptural Index.Index of Prayers.Index of Materials Useful as Children's Stories and Sermons Not Included in Section XI.Index of Materials Useful for Small Groups.Topical Index.
James W. Cox, a leading authority on preaching and one of the most influential teachers in the field of homiletics, is a senior professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been the editor of The Minister's Manual since 1984.