Homiletics

100 BIBLE VERSES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

$14.99

From the apostle Paul to Charles Colson and the signing of the Magna Carta to the Jesus People movement, Bible verses have affected history and changed the course of events. This book gives the stories of how changes took place and how these same verses can affect people's lives today. Similar to 100 Christian Books That Changed the Century and 100 Christian Women Who Changed the Twentieth Century, this book contains 100 two-page entries. But unlike the others, it has a devotional flair, with notes in the sidebars to help readers apply each verse to their own lives. The notes also explain what the verse meant to the original writer and the context in which the verse is found. Martin Luther, Leo Tolstoy, Harriet Tubman, James Dobson, the Elizabethan Age of England, Prohibition, and renewed emphasis on worship are only some of the people and movements influenced by Bible verses. The entries are arranged in chronological order, making the book user-friendly for home schoolers, history buffs, and preachers. It also contains a Scripture index for easy Bible study reference.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800757601
Publication Date: 
2001-07-31

100 INSPIRING STORIES

$9.95

Told in everyday language with refreshing originality, these stories are arranged according to themes such as healing, love, community, joy, faith, tough decisions, forgiveness, and more. Each chapter has questions for reflection and a reference to a related gospel text and its theme.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780896229426
Publication Date: 
1998-12-31
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1001 QUOTES ILLUSTRATIONS AND HUMOROUS STORIES FOR PREACHERS TEACHERS AND WRITER

$17.99

This compilation of quotes, idea starters, illustrations, and humor helps pastors, teachers, and public speakers add kick to speeches, sermons, and lessons.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780801071614
Publication Date: 
2008-04-30
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3000 QUOTATIONS WRITINGS OF MA

$15.99

In this comprehensive collection of his thought, readers of George MacDonald will discover what one of his editors, Rolland Hein, calls the "strength and captivating moral beauty" of his convictions.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800756062
Publication Date: 
1996-09-30

40 MORE SEASONAL HOMILIES

$16.95

Since publication in 1984 of his seminal book on homiletics,

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585953271
Publication Date: 
2005-04-03

500 ILLUSTRATIONS

$19.95

They are the lifeblood of preaching, the sparks that allow the sermon to catch fire in the imaginations of the congregation. Without them the best exegesis of the text, the most well-reasoned argument, the most polished delivery fall flat. They are illustrations, and they are an indispensable part of the preacher's craft. Consistently they appear at the top of the list when pastors identify the areas in which they need more and better resources for preaching. Books of illustrations have been around for a long time to help address this problem, but too often the illustrations they contain have been circulating for fifty years or more, and therefore sound out-of-date or simply not in tune with the lives of today's congregations. 500 Illustrations: Stories from Life for Preaching and Teaching meets the need for contemporary, engaging stories and quotations with which to illustrate the sermon. Each of the illustrations has been taken from recent newspapers, magazines, television programs, and the like. They are truly what the book's title suggests: stories drawn from the lives of real people, presented as brief anecdotes to be used to deepen the preaching and teaching of the gospel.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687015450
Publication Date: 
1998-02-28
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ABIDING WORD SUNDAY REFLECTIONS FOR YEAR A

$18.95

The church's cycle of scriptural readings for the liturgy offers believers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the word of God. It is a very real and tangible way of responding to the call of Jesus: Remain in me, as I remain in you."

In "Abiding Word," Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collection of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives. Living with the word day by day invites us into a closer relationship with Christ, the God who became flesh.

Barbara Reid is known for her contributions to The Word, a widely read column in "America" magazine. "Abiding Word" showcases some of her finest entries.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814633144
Publication Date: 
2013-07-31
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ABIDING WORD SUNDAY REFLECTIONS FOR YEAR C

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$18.95

In Abiding Word, Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collections of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connections between the sacred text and their daily lives.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814633137
Publication Date: 
2012-06-30
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ABIDING WORD: SUNDAY REFLECTIONS FOR YEAR B

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$18.95

Jesus disciples are given this command in John s gospel, and it is a command that extends to every one of his followers, including us. We deepen this mutual indwelling we in Christ and Christ in us each Sunday through the word and at the table. In Abiding Word, Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the lectionary readings of year. This collection of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives. Living with the word day by day invites us into a closer relationship with Christ, the God who became flesh. Barbara Reid is known for her contributions to The Word, a widely read column in America magazine. Abiding Word showcases some of her finest entries.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814633120

ABINGDON CHILDRENS SERMON LIBRARY

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$16.99

Includes a collection of themed sermons on Love and a seven-week sermon series, Building Up the Body of Christ, for use throughout the Lent-Easter season.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687333974
Publication Date: 
2007-01-31
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ABINGDON PREACHING ANNUAL 2003 EDITION

$18.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687081998
Publication Date: 
2002-02-28
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ABINGDON WOMENS PREACHING ANNUAL 3 YR B

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$22.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687095841

ALL THINGS MADE NEW

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$14.95

This book is an invitation to listen for the voice of God.The reason we do not always hear when God speak, the author claims, is because we do not always listen as carefully or as prayerfully as we ought. He offers counsel on opening the ears of the soul.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780818907289
Publication Date: 
1996-07-29

AN EVERYDAY GOD

$14.95

So begins this long-awaited reissue of James Taylor s bestselling, timeless classic, An Everyday God. Taylor is a master at finding God in the stuff of ordinary life. He teaches the way Jesus taught by telling stories about everyday things: an old song remembered from years ago, an arthritic pet cat, a lost contact lens. Along the way, he opens our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts, to the discovery that God is not only present in religious ceremonies, but in everything we do, whether we re studying the universe or diapering a baby, taking out the garbage or playing touch football. At any time, God may be telling us something new, or helping us to understand something old. The first book in Taylor s Everyday trilogy, An Everyday God remains a rewarding guide to spiritual growth."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781551455198
Publication Date: 
2006-02-28
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ANECDOTES AND SCRIPTURE NOTES FOR ALL OCCASIONS

$24.95

Stories are the stuff of life--and everyone loves a story. How better to learn about our faith than through brief anecdotes followed by to-the-point reflections! Here Father John Hillier offers 425 such "anecdotes and Scripture notes" about topics of deep relevance for Catholic spirituality today: discipleship, conversion, adversity, conflict, prejudice, perseverance, tragedy, courage, and compassion. His reflections offer a Catholic "take" on a multitude of human experiences and thus are informative as well as enjoyable to read. His hope is that through these stories and reflections readers will be inspired to spend more time in prayer and reflection.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585955701
Publication Date: 
2006-12-31
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ARTISTS WAY OF PREACHING

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$16.95

In our fast-paced multimedia age, Charles Denison argues, preachers need to turn to the use of images to capture and keep the listeners' attention. Denison shows how the preacher's imagination, intuition, and feelings can provide powerful resources for creating sermons that not only are fresh and interesting but also trigger evocative images in the minds of the congregation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664229870
Publication Date: 
2005-12-31

AT THE BREAKING OF BREAD

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$14.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781853909108
Publication Date: 
2005-07-31
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AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION

$18.00

Part of the Christian Worldview Integration Series Whether setting about to love our neighbor, to settle a dispute, to share in the suffering of others or to speak up on behalf of the marginalized, we inevitably must engage in communication. And what could be more natural, more human, than communication? But we all learn quickly enough that good communication is not always natural. There is much to learn from Scripture and from the academic study of human communication. Tim Muehlhoff and Todd Lewis are able guides, aiding us in understanding the broad field of human communication in Christian perspective. Here they offer readers a vital assessment of the power of words, perspective-taking, persuasion and conflict management--all in an effort to improve our abilities to communicate forgiveness and shape the world we live in for the good. Special attention is focused on the place of Christians as counterpublics--those who offer alternative perspectives to the dominant voices in society.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830828159
Publication Date: 
2010-02-17
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AWAKENING TO GOD YEAR A

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$19.95

These lively reflections on the lectionary readings for Year A affirm that all of us can listen for - and hear - God in the ordinary events of daily life. In a personal, poignant, and persuasive manner, Fran Salone-Pelletier probes the readings to make God's word relevant to readers here and now.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585953493
Publication Date: 
2004-05-31

BAPTISM SERVICES SERMONS AND PRAYERS

$9.50

Few services are more important in the life of the congregation than the service of baptism.Part of the Just in Time! series, BaptismServices, Sermons, and Prayersprovidesprayers, litanies, sermon ideas, and other resources designed to render baptism meaningful to the entire congregation. It also includes ideas for special baptismal services, such as those associated with confirmation and youth retreats."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687333837
Publication Date: 
2006-07-31
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BAREFOOT IN THE SNOW

$13.99

This popular series of sermons for children is designed for non-Lectionary churches and churches using the Revised Common Lectionary Each sermon includes suggestions for simple props, effective settings, and lively delivery. A CD-ROM allows users to add personal touches.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806640839
Publication Date: 
2001-01-15

BE FILLED:SERMONS ON THE BEATI

$8.95

Be Filled is a series of sermons about the Beatitudes. Offering an alternative to traditional biblical commentaries, this book contains many stories and illustrations that will spur the preacher's creativity. The Beatitudes are good medicine for a stressed and worried congregation: Don't worry, be happy!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687061341
Publication Date: 
1996-09-30
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BEAUTY OF THE WORD

$20.00

There is no doubt that the task of preaching can sometimes be overwhelming. Combining veteran wisdom, practicality, and a contagious reverence for the beauty of God's Word, veteran pastor James C. Howell leads pastors and teachers through the joyful and perplexing craft and practice of preaching. Drawing on a wide range of resources, Howell provides discussions on the "Subject Matters of Preaching," "Where Sermons Happen," "When Sermons Happen," and the "Life of the Body." The conclusion on "The Preaching Self" considers the person of the preacher. These seasoned reflections will be of great help for all who preach.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664236953
Publication Date: 
2011-08-25

BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ

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$19.95

More homilies by a deacon for deacons--and anyone else who preaches. These homilies, which reflect the author's firm commitment to social justice, are followed by discussion questions.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809144150
Publication Date: 
2006-08-31
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BEST ADVICE FOR PREACHING

$14.00

A bright new resource for working preachers. Packed with preaching wisdom from twenty-seven outstanding American preachers from various religious and ethnic backgrounds.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800629977
Publication Date: 
1998-02-01
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