Sound Biblical Preaching

Giving the Bible a Voice

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Sound Biblical Preaching : Giving the Bible a Voice

By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey

Reviews of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the  Bible a Voice
by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey with Foreword by Dr. Stephen F. Olford, Preface by Major W. Ian Thomas and over 80 endorsements from Christian educators, executives, evangelists and Bible expositors available from 
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Dr. Kirksey is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama. He has served churches in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina. His degrees include a D.Min. from Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies in Jacksonville, Florida; a M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and a B.A. degree (cum laude) from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was inducted into the R.G. Lee Society of Fellows at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee on January 2, 2002. His message titled “Lord, I Believe!” was published in The Union Pulpit, Volume 4 and is available online at . Kirksey was a writer for Adult EXTRA! of the Biblical Studies Department, LifeWay Christian Resources for five years (1995-2000). He has been approved as a writer for Dated Curriculum with LifeWay Church Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has published messages in article and outline form in Pulpit Helps magazine, Chattanooga, Tennessee and, Duluth, Georgia Kirksey writes newspaper columns for the Call News, Citronelle, Alabama and the Press -Register, Mobile, Alabama. 

Dr. Kirksey's messages are also available on Frankly Speaking and on FrankLink™

"'Sound Biblical Preaching'. Now, there's a title to grip the attention of any preacher wanting to preach God's Word faithfully. Dr. Kirksey's book will assist preachers to that end. I recommend you read it, digest it, and use its many principles to make you a 'sound biblical preacher'!"

Dr. Jerry Vines, pastor emeritus, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, author of many books to include Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons."

Sound Biblical Preaching“Not just a primer on ‘how to preach’ but a whole-life approach to the passion, urgency and determination it takes to be a pastor. Dr. Kirksey’s book is wonderful refreshment for seasoned ministers and positive exhortation to those who are just stepping into the pastorate.” 

Dr. Michael Catt, Senior Pastor Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia, Producer of the movie "Facing the Giants", President of the 2008 Southern Baptist Pastors Conference, former President of the Georgia Baptist Pastors Conference, and author of I Left My Mind In Mississippi...But I Still Have My Ministry, Worship, His Name Is Wonderful, I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It and Reflections on the Gospels - Dr. Vance Havner.   

Michael Catt’s review of Sound Biblical Preaching appeared in Volume 07 Number 13 of 

Dr. Kirksey's book, Sound Biblical Preaching, is a must read for every preacher who takes seriously the biblical instruction to “preach the Word.” To “rightly divide the Word of Truth” means to cut it straight. Kirksey cuts it straight and his book is a powerful resource for those who want to practice sound biblical preaching in the 21st century.

Bob Dasal, Vice-President
WORDsearch Bible Software
/ Former Editor-in-Chief of Pulpit Helps Magazine



Endorsements from over 70 evangelists, educators, expositors
and executives like those available from: and for the latest endorsements see the "Whats New" page.

A Word from Dr. James T. Draper, Jr., former president of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention

Congratulations on the good reception on the book. You have done well and have had the commendation of some of the finest expositors in Christendom.
I know the Lord will continue to bless it. Thanks for staying after this effort and seeing it blossom.


via e-mail: 1/16/2006

Dear Dr. Kirksey,
Congratulations on the publication of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice.  I thank God for your dedication to Him and His word.  May He bless you richly.
Jeff Ginn
Executive Director
SBC of Virginia
4101 Cox Road, Suite 100
Glen Allen, VA 23060
O- 804-270-1848 x-216
C- 804-721-2207
via e-mail: 07/22/08


Dr. Michael Duduit, Founder and Editor of Preaching magazine and PreachingNow online May 3, 2005 archived article titled "'Unction' is missing ingredient in much preaching" available from

Ted Kyle, Managing Editor, Pulpit Helps magazine, August 2005

Dr. Walter G. Nunn, The Alabama Baptist, October 20, 2005 

Dr. James Bryant, Criswell Theological Review, Fall 2005

Dr. Robert L. Sumner, The Biblical Evangelist, January/February 2006 NAMB SBC Recommended Resources for Leaders  Media Guide Winter 2007

Dr. Michael Catt, Volume 07 Number 13, August 2007. 

Listed in "How Does a Pastor Build His Personal Library" under the "Books on Sermon Preparation and Delivery" section of The New Guidebook for Pastors p.251 (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2007) by Dr. James W. Bryant & Dr. Mac Brunson.

"Unfortunately, many who surrender to the "ministry" today do not have a clear calling to preach. Sound Biblical Preaching will help settle that issue. While I was reading, the fire stirred within me to preach the Word. Sound Biblical Preaching clarifies the call and provides a motivation to preach."

Dr. Jim Richards
Executive Director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
First Vice-President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Jim Richards was saved and answered the call to preach at age seventeen. He pastored for twenty-one years in Louisiana, later serving as Director of Missions in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has preached over 150 revivals traveling and ministering in all 50 states and sixteen countries. He has preached at seminary chapel services, pastors' conferences, state conventions, and the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Richards has served the SBC on various committees and boards.
Dr. Richards’ education includes two undergraduate degrees, a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of both seminaries.



“My good friend, Franklin L. Kirksey, has written an excellent book on Biblical preaching for those desiring to enter the Christian ministry as well as those of us who have logged many years as preachers and teachers. The work is a good testimony to careful reading and research. In fact, it is a veritable anthology--the Greek term for “flower gathering.” Dr. Kirksey has surveyed the best evangelical gardens and picked some of the best flowers on the subject of preaching. In a day of poor preaching generally, and rare preaching expositorily SOUND BIBLICAL PREACHING is a welcome contribution to the high and holy calling to “rightly divide the word of truth.” May God use and bless this work to the glory of His Name. . . . I pray for a wide readership, especially from pastors.”

Dr. Stephen F. Olford, Founder and Senior Lecturer of the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching, Memphis, Tennessee, has served as minister of both Duke Street Baptist Church in Richmond Surrey, England, and the famed Calvary Baptist Church in New York City. Dr. Olford has authored numerous books and booklets to include his 7 volume Institute for Biblical Preaching and Anointed Expository Preaching that he co-authored with his son Dr. David L. Olford.


"Dr. Kirksey, by his extensive research, has accumulated a great deal of godly wisdom in his forthcoming book, Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice, gleaned from a large number of godly men of considerable experience, who over many years have been involved in the ministry of preaching the Word of God. I feel sure that all who have recognized the call of God to proclaim Jesus as the Living Word, by giving utterance to the written Word in the language of the spoken Word, (preaching) would find much to encourage, and much from which to profit in the reading of this helpful book."

Major W. Ian Thomas, Founder and General Director, Torchbearers of the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship, Inc. headquartered at Capernwray Hall, Carnforth, England. Thomas is author of The Mystery of Godliness, The Saving Life of Christ, If I Perish, I Perish and The Indwelling Life of Christ:All of Him in All of Me. 

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