Twelve Sermons Which I Love to Preach

Twelve Sermons Which I Love to Preach

One of the opportunities I have enjoyed most during my ministry career is preaching a Sunday sermon. Whenever I am asked to speak at a church service, I look forward to the occasion all week as I study the Scripture, prepare my message, and ponder relevant applications. When Sunday arrives, I wake up early to pray, review the message, and practice my introduction. Then I get to do what I enjoy most on a Sunday. I get to preach a sermon.

My new book contains twelve sermons which I have preached many times in churches, conferences, and in chapels. These are the sermons which have received the most positive response from my listeners. My original idea was to develop these sermons as a Christmas gift for my family. But as I began the project, I realized that others might enjoy reading these sermons as well. They are biblical, practical, and well illustrated with personal stories which I think you will enjoy.

I was pleased to receive the following endorsement by my friend and former pastor, Dr. Richard Hagenbaugh. He wrote: “You will love Dr. Laney’s book, Twelve Sermons which I Love to Preach.  As you might expect, the scholarship is profound. These Bible texts are put in their cultural contexts and there are practical and “On Point” illustrations to the messages. While it is always good to hear a good sermon, here, you discover the preacher as well. It is a delightful read and a refreshing look at some of our favorite Scripture. I highly recommend it to the lay person and student as well.”

My new book is available on Amazon for $9.95 (paperback) and just $4.95 for the Kindle electronic edition.

The Story of the Apostle Paul

Having spent many years teaching an elective class on the book of Acts, I decided that my next writing project would be the life and teachings of the Apostle Paul. Hence, the present volume, The Story of Paul: From Tarsus to Rome. It has been my privilege over the past year to deepen my own study and gain new insights into Paul’s travels and teachings.

This book traces the life of Paul from his early life to his eventual martyrdom in Rome. In addition to the story of Paul, I include summaries of Paul’s teachings on the major subjects addressed in his letters. The book is available on Amazon for $11.99.

The Story of Jesus: Past, Present and Future

Most books on the life of Jesus begin with His birth. This book begins with a flash back to the past to see what Jesus was doing before He was born in Bethlehem. After looking at ten key Old Testament texts, we turn to the Gospels to tell the story of Jesus life on earth. This is followed by an encouraging study of what Jesus is doing now for us in heaven. The forth section of the book presents what Jesus will do in the future according to biblical prophecy.

Presenting my new book, “The Story of Jesus.”

The book is available on Amazon for $9.95 in paperback or $4.95 as a Kindle edition. And if you purchase the paperback, you can have the Kindle edition for just 99 cents.

Bible Study Methods

I was privileged to speak at a Bible study conference this past fall on “How to get the most out of Bible Study. Click on the picture below to watch my presentation on YouTube.

How to Get the Most From Your Bible Study
How to Get the Most From Your Bible Study

And don’t forget about my other recent publication, “The Story of Israel: A short history of the land and its people.” Dr. Todd Miles, my friend an colleague at Western Seminary wrote, “Students of long-time Western Seminary biblical studies professor Carl Laney will recognize the love for the Bible and the love for the setting of (most of) the Bible that permeates every page of Laney’s latest book. The Story of Israel summarizes Carl’s teachings on the plotline of the Bible as well as providing helpful historical and cultural insights that bring clarification to the proper interpretation of the biblical text. Laney takes you from Genesis 1 through first and second Temple Judaism into the modern era. Those interested in studying the Bible will find this a very helpful resource for understanding the big picture and many of its details.” Thanks, Todd, for these kind words!

The Story of Israel is available on for $8.95. The book is also available in Kindle edition for $4.95. If you purchase the paperback book, you can buy the Kindle edition for just $.99. Click on the link below to find my book on Amazon.

Marion Falls, Jefferson Wilderness Area

More pictures of Oregon’s scenic beauty can be found on my YouTube video, Oregon Outdoors