Is Father’s preaching a little bland? Want to do something about it in a kind way? Get him a great book that he will enjoy reading (or using for reference). I highly recommend this one, Dogma and Preaching:
I only recently acquired this unabridged edition. Before, I had an abridged edition published by a different publishing house. Even still, even from the abridged version, I got a lot of excellent ideas for preaching. It is a fine book. Extremely useful. Father will find it edifying!
The great thing about a book like this is that, if Father already has it, it might be a good reminder for him to look for it in his collection and start referring to it. And then he can give the new copy to a seminarian or a priest friend. Everybody wins. If he doesn’t have it, it will be a great addition to his library. Everybody wins again.
I forgot to mention that the book is a collection of sermons and other writings from Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) who is, of course, one of the greatest preachers of our time. This is really great stuff. Highly recommended!