Reverend John L. Mayshack is masterful in his presentation of seventy-five "Cotton Patch Sermon Outlines" which provide the essence of the written biblical word. The scriptural basis for each detailed outline grounds the words in relevant biblical text. The body of each outline provides sufficient detail to serve as a written guide for the studious biblical scholar. Reverend Mayshack has authored four other successful outline books entitled "175 Sermon Outlines," "165 Dynamic Sermon Outlines," "Sermons for Today." And "Fiery Sermon Outlines." He is a nationally recognized religious educator and "Cotton Patch Sermon Outlines" serves as another example of the outstanding work he offers to the community of biblical scholars. Reverend Mayshack is a member of The National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., where he served as an instructor of Youth Evangelism for ten years in The National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. Reverend John Lewis Mayshack, Sr. received an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Tennessee School of Religion located in Memphis, Tennessee in 2006. He attended Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, Massachusetts where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree. Reverend Mayshack graduated from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is married to Carla Malone Mayshack and is the proud father of two sons, James and John.