About the Book
Guy F. Hester was urged by his wife, children, and others to put some of his sermons into print. He agreed to use fifty-five sermons to celebrate preaching for fifty-five years.
The title of the book came from words spoken by his dad, Sherlie F. Hester, a noted preacher of the Gospel. Knowing his son wanted to preach, he told him, "Keep it simple, son; people are starving for the pure, simple gospel of Christ." His dad instilled in him that preaching the gospel is the greatest work in the world.
About the Author
At the urging of his father, Guy preached his first sermon in 1950 at the Little River church of Christ in Mississippi County, Arkansas.Guy says, After that first sermon, I was then a preacher, and began to get calls from various congregations to preach for them.
His gospel meeting work took him to 14 states. He did foreign and domestic mission work, helped to found and direct the Vreed-en-Hoop School of the Bible in Guyana, South America. He has written for Gospel Gleaner, Searching the Scriptures Quarterly, and has spoken on several brotherhood lectureships.
Not counting radio and television sermons, Guy Hester has spent at least 4,000 hours in the pulpit. He preaches regularly at the Bradford church of Christ in Bradford, TN.