Expository Listening: A Practical Handbook for Hearing and Doing God’s Word
Author Ken Ramey
Expository Listening is your handbook on biblical listening. It is designed to equip you not only to understand what true, biblical preaching sounds like, but also how to receive it, and ultimately, what to do about it.
I have a couple shelves full of books about expository preaching, all aimed, of course, at pastors. This is the first book I’ve ever read that offers insight and instruction for laypeople regarding how to listen to expository preaching. It’s a superbly practical—and long overdue—handbook, covering the subject thoroughly yet clearly and concisely. Ken Ramey is a fine preacher and expositor himself with a shepherd’s heart and a wonderful gift for teaching. I’m very grateful he has tackled this subject and given the church such an invaluable resource.
John MacArthur, pastor-teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
Good listening is missing today in all kinds of relationships, perhaps most of all in church. Many books have been written on how to preach well, but surprisingly, few have been published on how to listen well. Ken Ramey’s Expository Listening admirably fills this void, from establishing a basic need for and theology of listening from the Scriptures to offering practical ways believers can prepare to listen, discern what they hear, and apply sermons to their own lives. I’ve been waiting for such a book for a long time. Christians everywhere should read it and put it into practice.
Joel R. Beeke, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI
Ken Ramey is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary in Southern California and serves as the pastor-teacher of Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery, Texas. Ken and his wife Kelli have been married twenty years and have three children: Zachariah, Hannah, and Jacob.