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1001 Illustrations that Connect

, 2008
ISBN: 9780310591320

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Every preacher, teacher, or writer knows the value of a good illustration in helping connect the truth of the passage with the congregation or class—and how hard it is to come up with good illustrations week after week.

This book contains the cream of the crop: 1001 illustrations carefully selected from among thousands on Christianity Today’s popular website PreachingToday.com. These illustrations are proven, memorable, and illuminating. As the saying goes, they will preach! And they’re fresh, all written within the past seven years.

Of course the best illustrations are no good if you can’t find the right one. These illustrations have been arranged according to twelve master topics, each divided into several subtopics. Further, with Logos Bible Software, you can employ the powerful search features to find exactly what you’re looking for!

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  • Divided by subject into 37 sections for each reference
  • Contains detailed topical index
  • Instantly find what you’re looking for with the search features in Logos Bible Software!

Top Highlights

“the expert speller concluded, ‘I have accepted that God knows what’s best, and I’m just going to do what he says.’” (Pages 31–32)

“A far better alternative to questioning one’s choice is to learn how to live with one’s choice.” (Page 251)

“We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” (Page 131)

“Scripture is our prime meridian. It is the fixed position, given by God himself, through which we can understand who we are, where we are, and where we must go from here.” (Page 19)

“Like this kayaker, when we are in peril, our first impulse should be to call our Father—the one we trust to help us.” (Page 107)

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.

Phyllis Ten Elshof is employed with Christianity Today International, Carol Stream, Illinois. She has been editor of Your Church magazine, a CTI publication; news editor for The Banner, in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a feature reporter for the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. She lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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  1. MDD



  2. Ben Harvey

    Ben Harvey


  3. Heinrich Viljoen
  4. David Depoister
  5. Daniel Nájera
    Me encantaria que tuvieran mas ilustraciones en espanol.
  6. Blaine Dueck

    Blaine Dueck


  7. Roberto L. Galvão
  8. Joseph Noah

    Joseph Noah


  9. Rev. Gerald N Glover jr
  10. Phil Niebergall