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Illustrating Well

Preaching Sermons that Connect

184 pages
Lexham Press
Communicate well by illustrating well

Preachers face all kinds of obstacles on Sunday mornings. A sermon that employs interesting and appropriate illustrations can help break through barriers and convey truth in a fresh way. In Illustrating Well, Jim L. Wilson provides pastors with the tools to effectively use sermon illustrations to help them communicate the Bible's teachings. To reach the hearts and minds of their congregations, preachers must do more than explain the truth; they must demonstrate how the truth relates to real life. Every sermon should be theologically rich and thoroughly biblical, but a good illustration can take what might be an abstract concept and turn it into a concrete reality for the listener.

In Illustrating Well, preachers will discover what makes for a compelling illustration as well as the benefits and potential pitfalls of particular types of illustrations.
Author Bio
Jim L. Wilson is director of the doctor of ministry program, professor of leadership formation at Gateway Seminary, and author of Pastoral Ministry in the Real World.
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