He Speaks The Word of God Author:Allan R. Broadhurst, Ph.D. A Study of the Sermons of Norman Vincent Peale. — The intrinsic religious quality of Dr. Peale's sermons is fully explored in this book. Because the Thought Theme is the focal point of this message, though not presented in isolation, there are those who oppose this approach to religion. — "Dr. Peale feels that preachers everywhere could have larg... more »er congregations if they gave more attention to teaching a practical workable message. He feels that the minister of today must not only be a businessman but a scientist in his own right-a therapist who applies spiritual and psychological truths in helping people adjust in a healthful and creative manner to the life of this world.
"Thus, Dr. Peale has adapted Christianity to meet the needs of this world as he sees them. As a result, he has placed great emphasis on the solving of problems. His sermons are nearly 100% problem-solving sermons...A subject is important only if it has direct, immediate, and practical usage for the members of his congregation.« less