As a Pastor I am always looking for creative ways to communicate the Bible to my congregation. This is a great little resource for memorable sermon illustrations. It includes 52 object lessons/illustrations covering passages and truths throughout the bible. This is not a commentary, and does not include transcripts for sermons, just 52 great ideas to help your church members connect with the passage.
The major con with this book is the price. [...]The included Cd-rom with printable activities is a nice addition, but we are not using these.
I would love to see this in an online form, with an expanding library. Many of us find new and creative ways every week to bring the Bible to life for our members, and an online resource would be awesome.
These are more than written illustration, and collected articles. They are fun and engaging sermon starters designed to get the whole family interested.
I really enjoy this resource and have used many of the ideas, but the best part has been how these ideas have helped me open up my thinking on communicating, and given me more freedom in my weekly sermons.
Part of our church culture is play, so these ideas fit well with who we are, we love play, and fun, and know you can have fun while learning. Sticky Faith is a great resource, just too pricey.