Listen Up! A practical guide to listening to sermons – Christopher Ash (Paperback)


Consider carefully how you listen. Luke 8:18

Why on earth does anyone need a guide on how to listen to sermons? Don’t we simply need to “be there” and stay awake? Yet Jesus said: “Consider carefully how you listen.” The fact is, much more is involved in truly listening to Bible teaching than just sitting and staring at the preacher.

Christopher Ash outlines seven ingredients for healthy listening. He then deals with how to respond to bad sermons — ones that are dull, or inadequate, or heretical. And finally, he challenges us with ideas for helping and encouraging our Bible teachers to give sermons that will really help us to grow as Christians.

  • Where does the authority of a Bible teacher come from?
  • Why is Bible teaching offensive?
  • Why is it important to hear Bible teaching in church?
  • How can we actually enjoy Bible teaching more?

These (and more) are the questions answered by this practical guide, which includes effective, hands-on suggestions for implementing each idea. All with the aim of helping us learn how to listen properly, so that through His word, God will make us more and more like Christ.

“We give Listen Up to all our new members” – Mark Dever, Sr. Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC


“A great resource to help grow a new generation of believers who both tremble at God’s word and are changed by it.” – Vaughan Roberts, St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford


“Provides crucial theology and practical advice about listening that can make the difference between life and death in the church.” – R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton


“We just don’t have teaching and training on how to listen to sermons. Christopher Ash shows what a gaping hole that omission leaves.” – Rico Tice, All Souls Langham Place, London

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About the Author

Christopher Ash is the Director of the Cornhill Training Course in London, England.

Additional information

Weight77 g
Dimensions210 × 147 × 2 mm
Product Details

© 2009 Christopher Ash/The Good Book Company Ltd.

Content Pages

31 pages