Charles Swindoll’s book Tales of the Tardy Oxcart was actually a book of illustrations and stories used in his preaching and writing, but who knew? Now Thomas Nelson has wisely reissued the book under the title Swindoll’s Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes. Containing more than 1,500 stories, quotes and other sermon sparklers drawn from many sources (including several from Preaching magazine), this book will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of many preachers. Illustration books tend to be really good or really, really bad. This one is really good – the only thing that would make it better is to be issued in CD-ROM version so we can run searches other than the topical headings provided in the printed text.

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Charles R. Swindoll has served as senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck’s listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. "Insight for Living" airs in major Christian radio markets around the world. Chuck’s extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry.

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