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Tough Calls: Game-Winning Principles for Leaders Under PressureTough Calls: Game-Winning Principles for Leaders Under Pressure
Travis Collins
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In Tough Calls, pastor and high school football official Travis Collins offers encouragement and inspiration to Christian leaders. Travis selects famous and infamous moments from sports history to bring to life key principles of spiritual leadership. Written for both men and women, this easy-to-read book mixes stories and quotes from the sports world together with biblical wisdom and input from leadership experts to encourage and challenge all Christian leaders.
     

 
1,001 Quotations That Connect: Timeless Wisdom for Preaching, Teaching, and Writing1,001 Quotations That Connect: Timeless Wisdom for Preaching, Teaching, and Writing
Craig Brian Larson, Brian Lowery
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A gold mine for preachers, teachers, and writers! With a plethora of reflections from early church fathers, missionaries, poets, and celebrities, this volume makes it easy to find quotes to drive your point home. Categorized by headings such as "Ancient Words," "Rattling Words," and "Keen Words," this must-have resource is extensive and convenient. 400 pages, softcover with CD-ROM from Zondervan.
     

 
Using Illustrations to Preach with PowerUsing Illustrations to Preach with Power
Bryan Chapell
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Paul's vivid metaphor of the "armor of God" still speaks to us today. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "dream" transformed an entire nation. Using illustrations in your sermon furthers your congregation's understanding. Arguing that lively illustrations are vital to effective preaching, Chapell shows you how to choose, shape, and incorporate them into your sermons. 256 pages, softcover from Crossway Books.


     

 
100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders, Vol. 1: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Sermons, Lessons, Church Events, Newsletters, and Web Sites100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders, Vol. 1: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Sermons, Lessons, Church Events, Newsletters, and Web Sites
John Phillips
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Refuel and recharge with a rich collection of ideas for your personal meditation, sermon preparation, newsletters, lessons and web site content. Conveniently divided into 100 short bytes by title, you will turn to this book on a regular basis for quick inspiration and rich biblical insight; authored by biblical scholar and respected writer. 220 pages.
     

 
100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders, Vol. 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Sermons, Lessons, Church Events, Newsletters, and Web Sites100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders, Vol. 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Sermons, Lessons, Church Events, Newsletters, and Web Sites
John Phillips
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These 100 devotions cover less than 2 pages each and are focused on specific texts of Scripture, arranged from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Phillips, who has been associated with Moody Institute for many years, is author of a multi-volume commentary of the entire Bible. Ideal for sermon illustrations, to augment bible studies or as devotional thoughts.
     

 
1,002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking1,002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking
Michael Hodgin
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Experienced speakers know the value of humor for adding punch to their point and muscle to their message. Hodgin's audience-tested illustrations will help you connect with your listeners in an effective way. Arranged by topic, anecdotes are cross-referenced and identified by place and date. A gold mine of proven verbal gems! 416 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

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750 Engaging Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers, repackaged edition750 Engaging Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers, repackaged edition
Craig Brian Larson
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Featuring hundreds of point-perfect illustrations to make your messages memorable, this must-have manual includes alternate subject listings to help you adapt selections to several topics; topical and Scripture indexes; space to record when and where each story was used; and the right to photocopy entries for filing in your own system. 592 pages, softcover from Baker.
     

 
Swindoll's Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes:  Over 1,500Swindoll's Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes: Over 1,500
Charles R. Swindoll
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If you regularly find yourself searching for the perfect illustration to apply a particular biblical truth, Swindoll's Ultimate Book of Illustrations and Quotes is the resource for you. This best-selling collection includes over 1,500 of Swindoll's inspiring stories, real life illustrations and perfect punch lines. The Ultimate Book is also clearly organized by topic and provides extensive cross-references, so that you can easily find the right story or illustration for your sermon. Let this master preacher help you connect with your congregation and powerfully apply biblical truth.
     


 
14,000 Quips and Quotes14,000 Quips and Quotes
E.C. McKenzie
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Description: Add zest to sermons, speeches, and writing with these sparkling sayings and funny one-liners! Some are satirical and frivolous, others are pensive and reflective, but all are sure to get your point across. Organized into 568 alphabetically arranged subjects for quick reference, this humorous collection was formerly published as Mac's Giant Book of Quips & Quotes. 576 pages, softcover from Hendrickson.
     


 
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