Yes, lady, God himself could not sink this ship -- The Titanic
Power grows out of the barrel of a gun -- Chairman Mao Tse Tung
I've been on a calendar, but never on time -- Marilyn Monroe
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two Imposters just the same -- Rudyard Kipling
That's one small step for a man one giant leap for mankind -- Neil Armstrong
The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall -- Mahatma Gandhi
I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts -- Diana, Princess of Wales
I'm going to ask you to get up out of your seat -- Billy Graham
Is that it? -- Bob Geldof
What good is a broken fingernail? What can you do with a frying pan, a hammer, and an egg? How is a balloon different from a brick?
The world around us is full of items useful for interesting and meaningful object lessons. Dr. Ryrie uses pencils, light bulbs, sunglasses, and even the air around us to illustrate truths about salvation and the Christian life.
All 100 objects are simple and easy to find, and the lessons can be used for any group of any age. Children and adults alike will enjoy learning more when you present these fascinating illustrations.
For browsing, study, illustration, and personal enrichment, this encyclopedic selection of C.S. Lewis's most salient quotes is ideal for communicators, students, long-time Lewis fans, and first-time readers of Lewis's work.
Swindolls Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes Over 1500 Ways to Effectively Drive Home Your Message
No one tells a story like Charles Swindoll. This book is the perfect companion for pastors, teachers, ministry leaders, writers, and speakers. It is full of poignant tales, real-life funny stories, and perfect punch lines.
The book includes a lifetime of Chuck's favorite stories, illustrations, anecdotes, poems, and quotations.
It's now easier than ever to find the perfect story or anecdote to hook listeners and hold their attention. Listeners and readers will laugh, cry, think, and get the point and remember it.
If you need just the right illustration to illustrate a biblical truth, to capture the audience's attention, to clarify a point, or to draw a conclusion this book will help you find it. With the right example, you can turn hostile skeptics into interested participants and turn people around spiritually.
Truth made clear through the use of just the right illustration, anecdote, story, or quotation is applied more quickly and remembered long. - Charles Swindoll
Publisher's note: This book was previously published as The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart.
A treasure trove of sermon illustrations
Picture this: It s Saturday afternoon, and you re putting the finishing touches on tomorrow s sermon. You ve been thinking, researching, and praying about this message all week, and thankfully, feel prepared. That is, except for one small detail: you aren t sure how to begin.
For more than 30 years, Tony Evans has been connecting with audiences around the world. Now his tools are available for you. Don t leave your listeners to connect the dots. Let "Tony Evans Book of Illustrations" help you illustrate your point in a way they can t forget."
If the apostle Paul had not punctuated his words with images of the armor of God or the racecourse, would we so easily remember his instruction? The march on Washington might have become nothing more than a ragged hike across a majestic mall if Martin Luther King, Jr. had not led us through a "dream" and onto a "mountaintop."
Such is the power of illustrations. They contain a hidden dynamic of living that captures our attention and furthers our understanding in a way that no other sermonic tool can match. Can they be overused and their purpose abused? Yes--and by many they are. But to eliminate them completely would be unwise, maintains Bryan Chapell.
Instead, he responds to those concerns by reviewing the theory behind illustrations, sharing why they're important, and demonstrating how you can use them effectively in your biblical preaching. This book clearly affirms that illustrations are integral to powerful preaching--not because they entertain but because they expand and deepen applications in the lives of your listeners. They infuse your words with life without comprising the message, making the truth of the Word ring clearly in people's hearts long after your sermon is done.