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New preaching resource guarantees faith impact on listeners!

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 8, 2006 — Resource Publications announces a book for preachers seeking to effectively break open the word with their congregations. Author and popular homilist Father Eddie Samaniego shares his "tricks of the trade" for maximizing the interest level and impact of homilies:

  • Explore the 4 rules of good public speaking.
  • Ask yourself the 3 questions for successful faith formation (to which every homilist should answer yes).
  • Find your voice, and cultivate your style.
  • Discover how to connect with each listener — even though each of them processes information in a different way!
  • Learn the 6 principles of preparation.

In addition to these practical tips, Samaniego includes 28 of his most powerful homilies to demonstrate the use of stories in preaching and to illustrate how he incorporates the four rules of good public speaking. An exhaustive bibliography of preaching resources for further study rounds out the content of this book.

After nearly twelve years as associate pastor and then pastor of Christ the King parish in San Diego, "Father Eddie" has served as pastor of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Jose, California, since 2003. He holds master's degrees in divinity and theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He has given retreats to young and old, and he has preached near and far, including Mexico City and Salamanca, Spain.

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Rev. Eduardo A. Samaniego, SJ
Paper, $23.95
120 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
ISBN 0-89390-646-8

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