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Number of Pages: 650
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.37 (inches)|
Encyclopedia of Sermon IllustrationsConcordia Publishing House / 1988 / Hardcover$27.99
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.
- Over 1,500 entries
- Organized in A-Z format by topic
- Extensively cross-referenced
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.
Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of Gods Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.
SandiGender: Female2 Stars Out Of 5Swindoll's stuffMay 19, 2015SandiGender: FemaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1If you read a lot of books, you will find nothing new here. You would far better buy: "Great Quotations That Shaped the Western World" by Carl H. Middleton, or anything by C.S. Lewis.
AndyAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Wealth of timeless illustrationsMarch 23, 2013AndyAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Swindoll is known for his great use of illustrations in his preaching which explains why this is a popular book for many pastors.
I was worried that the book might be a bit outdated, but the illustrations used in the book give timeless lessons and thoughts that could be relevant to anyone reading/hearing it being used.
IMO, great resource for young pastors looking to add some depth into the "illustrations" criteria of their messages.
GraceLouisianaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great resource for minister's libraryFebruary 28, 2013GraceLouisianaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Another great work of Chuck Swindoll! Resourceful for any minister or lay speaker who wants to add impact to their messages!
Samuel Arthur5 Stars Out Of 5December 17, 2008Samuel ArthurRev Swindoll has been my spiritual leader for over two decades even though we have never met. His radio broadcast and books has been of great help and inspiration to me, so for me it was one more to my collections, and I must say that it is just super. Thank you