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Preacher's Essential Library
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Overview

Combining tremendous value with the latest eBook functionality and study ease, these eBible resources are essential tools for every church and home library. Thomas Nelson’s new line of eBible resources gives readers the best and most comprehensive digital collections of titles from their favorite authors and specific subjects. eBible resources also provide one-click searching and extensive cross-referencing to make studying the Bible easier and more efficient than ever before.

Individual Titles

King James Version

  • Publisher: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
  • Publication Date: 1995

Also known as the "Authorized Version," The King James Version of the Bible is still the most widely used text in the English language. The Logos KJV includes the Strong's Numbers which allow English readers to identify and search for underlying Greek and Hebrew words in the original text.

New King James Version

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 1982

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.

The New Century Version Bible

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2005

The New Century Version is one of the easiest translations of the Bible to understand. It accurately communicates the messages found in the original languages of biblical manuscripts, using the kind of terms you use every day. It uses contemporary language with down-to-earth vocabulary. The end result is a fresh, straightforward, and strong translations of God’s truth; and it is something you can connect with in your daily life. You’ll find it easier to experience God's Word as it truly is—absolutely clear, powerfully alive, and completely life-changing.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2002 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 397

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

Robert J. Morgan is a graduate of Columbia International University and Wheaton College Graduate School. He has served as a pastor for nearly 25 years and has authored several books and has written articles for magazines such as Leadership Journal, Moody Magazine, and Decision.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2003 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 411

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2004 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 409

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2005 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2005

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2006 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2005

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2007 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2007

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2008 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2008

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

The Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, 2009 Edition

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2009

This ultimate sourcebook includes sermon outlines, illustrations, and quotes for every Sunday of the year. With suggestions for worship planning, including hymns, prayers and Scripture text, this is a must-have for any pastor's library. In addition to providing sermon ideas for Sunday evenings and special occasions, pastor/author Robert J. Morgan also gives great suggestions for Children's sermons. Pastors will be encouraged with inspirational thoughts and preaching techniques in a special "For the Pastor's Soul" section.

Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations & Quotes

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 826

Features thousands of real-life stories, illustrations, and quotes edited by popular author and pastor Rob Morgan. Cross-referenced by subject and Scripture-alphabetized for easy access. The ultimate gold-mine for speakers—humorous, serious, thought-provoking, and heart-warming material. Space included for noting when/where each illustration is used. Stories for today's sermons and today's lives.

Real Stories for the Soul

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 302

Real Stories for the Soul will inspire you with the amazing experience of many famous and not-so-famous Christians. You will encounter the many challenges, thrills, and heartbreaks of life in these life-changing stories. And each story will encourage you as you see how men and women trusted in God and saw miraculous results. Their faith pulled them through the deepest and most troubling experiences into a place of peace and joy in Him!

Robert J. Morgan will captivate your heart and strengthen your hope through these incredible true stories. They will enlighten, instruct, inspire, and comfort you as they remind you of the power of faith and hope in God to overcome any obstacle.

More Real Stories for the Soul

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 292

More Real Stories for the Soul will encourage you with the incredible experience of real faith in real life. Encounter the many twists, turns, ups and downs that life holds in these inspiring stories. And each story will encourage you as you see how men and women, famous and no-so-famous, lived with courage in the face of adversity. Their faith and trust in Christ miraculously brought them into a place of peace and joy in Him!

Robert J. Morgan will captivate your heart and strengthen your hope with his undeniable gift of story-telling. Each true story will enlighten, instruct, inspire, and comfort as it reminds you of the importance of living for Christ in your spiritual journey.

Speaker's Sourcebook of New Illustrations

  • Author: Virgil Hurley
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 301

This is a valuable resource that ministers, teachers, and public speakers will want close at hand. Each of these 500 illustrations focuses on the daily challenges of Christian life. The alphabetical format aids in finding ideas quickly and encourages browsing. Completely indexed and cross-referenced, the applications tie in with Bible references and, wherever possible, sources are noted for further reading.

Virgil Hurley is author of Speaker's Sourcebook of New Illustrations

Nelson's Big Book of Laughter

  • Author: Lowell D. Streiker
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 452

This pithy volume features:

  • Topics arranged alphabetically
  • Stories, illustrations, and quotes—from religious to secular
  • For anyone who loves to laugh or get a laugh
  • A great collection for any occasion or to sit and read when you need a smile, a chuckle, or a laugh
  • Thousands of smiles arranged alphabetically by topic

Lowell D. Streiker is author of Nelson's Big Book of Laughter

Bible Humor Top Seven Lists

  • Authors: Rich Anderson, Dave Veerman
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 230

Inside this seriously funny un-commentary you will find the top seven lists of recently discovered businesses, pet peeves of Noah, favorite Christmas gifts for Bible characters, stand by plagues not inflicted on Egypt, biblical fitness videos, and much more! If you aren't careful, you may learn a few things about the Bible as you laugh your way through the puns, limericks, stories, and jokes told in Bible Humor Top Seven Lists.

Rich Anderson and Dave Veerman are coauthors of Bible Humor Top Seven Lists.

Did You Read That?

  • Author: Derric Johnson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000

This volume is comprised of actual typos and misprints from church bulletins. The names have been changed to protect the guilty!

Derric Johnson has been involved in ministry since 1957, serving for 18 years in two churches as Associate Pastor, Minister of Music, Minister to Collegians and Minister to Singles. Other titles he has authored include: Excellence Is Never An Accident, The Wonder of America, and The Wonder of Christmas.

Did You See That?

  • Author: Derric Johnson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2000

Have people noticed what your church has to say? As the old saying goes, first you have to get their attention! This volume provides quips, quotes, and one-liners to help you do just that.

From This Verse

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 1998

Around the globe and throughout Christian history, men and women have been changed by the Word of God. Now discover the 365 Scriptures that transformed the lives of Christian leaders like Billy Graham, D. L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Charles Wesley, Dale Carnegie, and others. Learn how God challenged and inspired these "ordinary" men and women with a single verse. From This Verse provides a year's supply of spiritual insight and encouragement. Each day's reading includes a related Bible passage, with the hope that God will use these verses in the lives of readers as He did in the lives of those whose stories are shared. Robert J. Morgan's remarkable ability to weave human interest with biblical wisdom will captivate your heart and strengthen your faith in the God who can still change lives through the power of His Word!

Product Details

  • Title: Preacher's Essential Library
  • Volumes: 20