What is the best Illustration commentary or books you recommend?

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Brian Ramdhan | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 25 2018 6:19 AM

when preaching we all know the importance of illustrations and applications 

any recommended resource you go to for illustrations that are actually good? 

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Brian Ramdhan | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 6:55 AM

looks good 

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 7:12 AM

1001 Illustrations that connect and 1001 quotes that connect are still on sale by Zondervan.  Not commentaries but worth the $9 if you ask me

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 7:15 AM

As for commentaries, the 2 that I have and like are MacArthur's New Testament Commentary and the NIVAC series.  Wiersbe bible commentaries are great for application as well.

I don't own them but I have heard that the Reformed Expository Commentaries are excellent for this sort of thing too

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 7:17 AM

see this thread for a comment on the reformed ones

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/143857.aspx

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 7:47 AM

mike:

Some are ok, but he’s not the best. His illustration on “Victor Frankenstein” under Christian living and purpose is one of the worst he actually “applies” to  Christians. Tony tells his Illustration as he actually believes Frankenstein (the monster) did indeed exist. It kind of makes you wonder where Tony stands. Maybe he should do another illustration on all the characters of the Penny Dreadful series 🤪 Tony, Tony, how long? How long? 😁

DAL

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 11:06 AM

Mattillo:
1001 Illustrations that connect

Thanks!

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 3:28 PM

Robert Morgan is one of the best....

https://www.logos.com/product/2263/nelsons-complete-book-of-stories-illustrations-and-quotes

Also, he is the editor for Nelson's annual Preachers Source Books which are excellent...

https://www.logos.com/product/9870/nelsons-annual-preachers-sourcebook-2009-edition

Put all of the Preachers Source Books into a collection and search them for sermons and illustrations.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 5:00 PM

Not sold in Logos so it’s ok to post:

https://www.wordsearchbible.com/products/41622-fresh-illustrations-complete-bundle

They are arranged in topical order.

DAL

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 25 2018 6:11 PM

Brian Ramdhan:
when preaching we all know the importance of illustrations and applications 

any recommended resource you go to for illustrations that are actually good?

Brian, like you I love books and have thousands of them, but can I suggest another source.

You probably already know this, but nothing is as inspiring as the stories of God at work among your people. They're not merely illustrations of theological truth: they *are* the truth of God a work, the truth we try to find theological language to.

Perhaps you can interview them, or tell their story if they can't, or bring in people from nearby churches who have stories of what it looks like in practice to love God and people.Honestly, I tend to go there first, before reaching for a book. You probably already know this, but I hope it's an encouragement.

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