I’ve just finished this excellent little book by Tim Hawkins entitled Messages That Move. It’s jam-packed full of great ideas on how to communicate better as a preacher. If you have apprentices or trainees in your church who are learning the ropes of preaching this book is a must read. And even if you consider yourself a seasoned pro the stuff toward the back end on ‘how to tell stories’, ‘ten steps to a great finish’, ‘how to use the stage’, ‘how to engage people with humour’, and ‘nine humour techniques that work’ is all absolute gold dust. If you’re serious about becoming a better communicator you simply have to read this book.