People love to discuss their favorite films. Use that interest to engage your listeners and communicate biblical truth with the help of this handy resource. Each illustration features a plot summary and scene description---so you can tell the story even if you haven't seen the movie. Includes timing guide, ratings, and helpful indexes. 230 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Movies have become the stories of our culture. People love to discuss favorite movies and actors, and this interest can help you communicate Gods Word with powerif you have exciting, movie-based illustrations at your fingertips. Now the editors of PreachingToday.com have gathered the best movie-based illustrations, the scenes that convey biblical truth convincingly. This collection contains 101 complete illustrations straight from popular movies your listeners can relate to. Each illustration is easy to useyou dont even have to be familiar with the movie to share the truth it portrays. ·Complete index includes multiple keywords and relevant Scripture passages for easy selection. ·Each illustration provides plot summary and detailed description of the sceneyou can tell the story well even if you havent seen the movie. ·Exact begin and end times are given for each illustration if you wish to show the video clip. ·Each illustration gives background information on the movieyear created, MPAA rating, and more. This handy, to-the-point resource will help you add dramatic muscle to your sermons and lessons. Engage your listeners imaginations through the power of moviesand drive biblical truths home to their hearts.
Craig Brian Larson is chief editor for Christianity Today's PreachingToday.com, an online journal and illustration service. He also pastors a church in Chicago, Illinois. His books include Contemporary Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers; Preaching That Connects; and The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching. He and his family live in the Chicago suburbs.
Andrew Zahn is assistant editor of Leadership Journal and PreachingToday.com. Formerly he was a pastor in the Evangelical Free Church of America.
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