Books, eBooks, and Study Guides

Free downloads of eBooks and Bible Study Guides written by the Reeds.  You can also order a copy of Rick’s preaching book, The Heart of the Preacher.

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The Heart of the Preacher

The thesis of this book, published by Lexham Press in October 2019, is that preaching isn’t just hard work, it’s heart work.  In fact, the hardest part of preaching and teaching is the heart work it requires.

The book is organized into two parts. In the first, The Testing of a Preacher’s Heart, Rick highlights fifteen heart-level tests preachers often experience as they seek to preach God’s Word. These tests—such as dealing with ambition, comparison, or insignificance—are commonly faced but not commonly addressed in preaching books or at pastoral gatherings.

While the book is targeted at preachers, it gives spiritual counsel that can strengthen any Christian involved in serving Christ.

Part 2, The Strengthening of a Preacher’s Heart, provides practical guidance intended to help preachers prepare their hearts to face these heart tests in God-honoring, soul-stabilizing ways.

The Heart of the Preacher is available in both book and digital form. It can be ordered from Amazon or Lexham Press.


Getting Free From Your Sermon Notes (eBook)

Many of us who preach and teach God’s Word place a high premium on preparation. We study Scripture, seeking to understand what it says. We carefully prepare our speaking notes so we accurately communicate what we’ve learned. Our problem is, that when we preach or teach, we can feel overly tied to our notes. Manacled to our manuscripts. And that can keep us from fully connecting with our hearers.

How can we get free from our notes?

In this eBook, Rick Reed explains how preachers and teachers can find greater freedom from their teaching notes while still accurately communicating the content they’ve prepared.

Download your free copy of How to Get Free From Your Sermon Notes.


Leading the Lethargic (eBook)

Anyone with a leadership role eventually runs into the problem of trying to help people move forward who don’t seem eager to move at all.

So, how do you lead the lethargic?

In this eBook, Rick Reed explores lessons from the back half of of the book of Joshua. From these chapters (13-24), Rick highlights leadership lessons from Joshua’s life that relate to leading people on mission who don’t seem willing to move. If you carry leadership responsibilities–in your home, church, or organization–you will find encouragement and equipping in this study of Joshua 13-24.

Download your free copy of Leading the Lethargic. Flipbook version. PDF version.


Becoming A Courageous Christian Study Guide

Becoming A Courageous Christian is a study guide that will take you through the book of 2 Timothy. You will learn what God’s Word says about the courage to speak up, handle conflict, face tough times and stand alone. As you study and apply the truth you learn in 2 Timothy, you will be better prepared to be a courageous Christian in challenging times.

This study guide has been used by individuals and also by small group Bible studies. It is also designed as a companion to the Becoming a Courageous Christian sermon series (you can hear the sermons on Apple Podcast or Spotify).

You can download a free ebook copy of the study guide here: Becoming A Courageous Christian Study Guide.

You can access the Becoming a Courageous Christian sermon series on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Hope In The Hard Times Study Guide

The link below will provide a pdf copy of the Hope in the Hard Times Study Guide.  It’s designed to enhance the Hope in the Hard Times sermon series.  We’d encourage you to download a copy and use it to help you dig into God’s Word.

Click here to download the Hope In The Hard Times Study Guide.

Click here to listen to the Hope in the Hard Times Sermon Series.