Among the annual volumes published to provide preaching resources for pastors, the classic (for nearly 80 years) is The Ministers Manual (Josey-Bass), edited by James W. Cox. The 2004 edition follows in that rich tradition, featuring a lectionary-based message, plus additional sermon ideas and illustrations, for each Sunday of the year. Cox always does a superb job of drawing on the talents of dozens of preachers and authors to provide a treasury of homiletical resources.

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