A good preacher should be able to teach in a right and orderly way . . . be able to speak well . . . have a good memory . . . be sure of the material and be diligent . . . stake body and life, goods and honor on it . . . [and] know when to stop,” said Martin Luther. Walter Brueggemann meets all these criteria and more. His energy and creativity “make us wonder if he is climbing Sinai every morning for dictation,” Anna Carter Florence writes in the foreword to this collection of his sermons and prayers. Brueggemann’s capacity for work, his enthusiasm for God’s word, his novel reading of scripture and his pastoral concern mark the wealth of books, articles and reviews that he has authored.