So I just finished Sam E. Stone's book - A Practical Approach to the Preaching Ministry. The copy I have probably needs to be revised and updated as well since its last revision was in 1991. (19yrs ago) and before that was in 1980. A very practical book which I would suggest everyone entering the ministry get a copy.
It was good to be reminded about the role, calling and challenges that lie ahead and currently as one in the ministry.