Dr. Adam Dooley

Adam Dooley is the pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN, as well as an author and speaker. As a native Kentuckian, Dr. Dooley received his Bachelor of Arts from Clear Creek Bible College and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his wife, Heather, in 2003. Together they have three sons, Carson, Brady, and Jacob, and two beautiful daughters, Mallory and Addison.

In addition to his pastoral duties, he teaches adjunctly at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is the author of Zondervan’s Hope When Life Unravels: Finding God When It Hurts. His other books include Passion In the Pulpit, which he co-authored with Dr. Jerry Vines, and a forthcoming commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles in the Christ-Centered Exposition series.

Hope When Life Unravels

Why does God allow suffering? And why does God seem to go silent when we’re in pain? In Hope When Life Unravels, Dr. Adam Dooley, pastor and author, searches for answers to our biggest questions about suffering as he shares his son Carson’s story of battling leukemia.

Adam speaks openly about the gut-wrenching struggle his family endured for three years of life-threatening illness and how God met them in their hours of need–even when it wasn’t in the ways they wanted. And, along with his own story, Adam takes readers through the story of Job, unpacking insights about God’s character, his love, and how we can stay connected to him even during seasons of pain.

Both inspiring and comforting, Hope When Life Unravels invites us to draw closer to a God who is often active in our lives in times when we have trouble seeing him the most.

Passion In the Pulpit

Biblical exegesis doesn’t stop with the words alone. Faithful preachers exegete the emotion of the text as well.

It’s easy to let our own personalities dictate the emotional dimension of our sermons, but the best preachers mirror the Bible’s emotive intent in their sermons. In Passion in the Pulpit, Jerry Vines and Adam Dooley will teach you how to exegete not just the verbal content of Scripture, but its emotional appeal as well. They show you the role the Bible’s emotional intent should play in each stage of sermon prep, and:

  • Offer exegetical steps to discern the biblical pathos
  • Teach you how to avoid manipulation while making your sermons emotional
  • Help you determine the appropriate limitations of emotional appeal
  • Give you verbal, vocal, and visual techniques to help convey the biblical emotional intent in your sermons

When we elevate the Bible’s emotional intent above our own, we preach truth rather than personality.

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