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Anecdotes, Incidents, and Illustrations


Fleming H. Revell 1898

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Anecdotes, Incidents, and Illustrations is packed to the brim with the anecdotes and stories that D. L. Moody was known for. The stories run 1–2 pages, sometimes Moody only needs a paragraph to illustrate his point. Entertaining, inspiring, funny, moving—but always memorable. A trove of Godly wisdom and thought provoking stories, Anecdotes, Incidents, and Illustrations is great for sermon ideas and small group discussion.

With the Logos Bible Software edition all Scripture passages in Anecdotes, Incidents, and Illustrations are tagged and appear on mouse-over. This makes this resource more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform lightning-quick searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “grace” or “Matthew 28:19–20.”

Key Features

  • Contains anecdotes and stories from renowned Bible teacher D. L. Moody
  • Offers resources for sermon ideas and small group discussion
  • Provides memorable illustrations


  • Are You Seeking Rest?
  • Humility - “Mind Your Own Business!”
  • The Others Were Sorry - They Did Not Believe Him
  • “Water! Water!” - Faith
  • Reuben Johnson’s Pardon - Looking Downward
  • A Well-Deserved Rebuff - He Trusted His Father
  • Living Christ - “They Love a Fellow There!”
  • How to Kill Jealousy - Into the Lion’s Mouth
  • A Prayer-Meeting in Hell! - He Took the Prince at His Word
  • Another Kind of Pardon - You Must Have Both
  • It Becomes New - No Anxiety
  • “Are All the Children In!” - They All Black-Balled Him
  • She Made a Mistake - “I Died Trusting in Jesus!”
  • Ruling by Love - Topical Index

Praise for the Print Edition

No man has ever known how to use such illustrations better than D. L. Moody. I have heard him preach for an hour, and looking back, it seemed like one single string of stories, with scarcely anything between. And yet, they had all been pertinent to his subject; they had been told, not for the story, but because they made his subject live in the minds and hearts of the people before him.

—Rev. Louis Albert Banks, Homiletic Review

Product Details

  • Title: Anecdotes, Incidents, and Illustrations
  • Author: D. L. Moody
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 127

About Dwight Lyman Moody

Dwight Lyman Moody (1837–1899) was born in Northfield, Mass. His father died soon after, and Moody was forced to work to support the family at an early age. In 1854, Moody took a job at his uncle’s shoe store and one of the conditions upon employment was that he should regularly attend his uncle’s church. It was at this church where his conversion took place. He moved to Chicago in 1856, and after working as a successful Sunday-school teacher and building a membership of 1,500 pupils, the Illinois Street Church was formed. He then began his revival work, which would become his life-long endeavor.

Beginning in 1872, Moody would travel and preach in Great Britain, winning the esteem of many prominent evangelicals. When he returned to America, he had invitations all over the country for speaking engagements. For the next 20 years, Moody would travel the globe, packing churches and revival halls with those wanting to hear him preach. He was honest, preached a Calvinistic creed which he accepted with all his heart, and was a master of an effective style. During all of his travels, he found time to write and publish numerous works.

Moody was also known for the educational institutions he started. The Illinois Street Church he started was later renamed in his honor to Moody Church. In 1886, Moody established the Chicago Evangelization Society for the education and training of Christian workers. This institution was renamed the Moody Bible Institute in his honor after he passed away in 1899.

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