Book Recommendation Tuesday Meets WOC in Theology Wednesday: Ahmi Lee

Dr. Ahmi Lee’s book Preaching God’s Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approach came out yesterday!

So, her book is our #BookRecommendationTuesday pick and she herself is our #WOCinTheology Crush Wednesday.


Dr. Ahmi Lee describes herself as a “third culture kid.” She was born in South Korea, raised in Japan, and educated in an American international school. This liminality led her to understand her calling as a homiletical theologian in the context of the global church. Currently, Dr. Lee serves as Assistant Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary, focusing on preaching, hermeneutics, theology, contextualization, and worship as her areas of expertise. Academically and ministerially equipped, Ahmi holds a BA from Wheaton College, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Toward a Theodramatic Homiletic.” (Dr. Lee, I see the Vanhoozerian influence there and I totally love it!) She also has 12 years of pastoral experience and has spoken at conferences in Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, and the United States.


In her book Preaching God’s Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approachpublished yesterday by Baker Academic, she proposes a “third way” or model to approach preaching. That is, the dramatic, in which the roles of the preacher and listeners are reimagined. The sermon becomes an invitation to disciples to enter into God’s drama as actors.

The book has been endorsed by scholars such as Kevin J. Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Jared E. Alcántara, associate professor of preaching at Truett Theological Seminary; and Matthew D. Kim, associate professor of preaching and ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

It is so significant to have a new book on homiletics written by an outstanding scholar, who is a woman of color.



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