Author: Logos Blog Manager Jayson Bradley
I love to share favorite quotations. They enable me to say what I want to say — better than I could say it myself. There’s something about a well-turned phrase from a well-respected author that speaks deeply to people’s hearts.
Many preachers have had the experience of trying to remember a quote that could make our message stick in the minds of our listeners. So we rack our brains, wondering where it was that Augustine talked about people’s hearts being restless, or Charles Spurgeon made that comment about the Gospel being like a lion, able to take care of itself if it is let out of its cage. Or was it the Bible being like a tiger?
As a former pastor, I see what a valuable resource 300 Quotations for Preachers with Slides can be. It includes quotations from hundreds of years of church history from such leading writers and preachers as John Calvin, G. K. Chesterton, John Chrysostom, and Thomas à Kempis. This book of quotations is unique, containing a number of stand-out features that I wish I had at my disposal years ago.
The collection provides pastors with material for sermon prep, helping pastors find quotations by searching for author, theme, topic, or Scripture reference. It is a great resource for pastors looking for a Bible passage or a quote that relates to a theme, enabling them to quickly and easily find what they need.
300 Quotations for Preachers makes it easy for pastors to share with others, as all quotations are accompainied with a professionally designed slide featuring an excerpt.
It's also good to note that each slide design matches the time period from which the quotation originated, allowing pastors to set the stage and articulate how their message connects with the history of Christian thought, making for an elegant and streamlined presentation..
The quotations are automatically footnoted with bibliographic information for 300 Quotations for Preachers, providing congregations with links to original sources. This enables pastors to track all quotations down in their original context.
Sermon prep time and effort is diminished for pastors by taking out the need to comb through multiple books while looking for an appropriate quotation. This curated collection is categorized multiple ways, making it easier to use than other quotation books.
300 Quotations also connects churches with historic prayers, updating archaic language (like “thee” and “thou”) from older sources, making these prayers ready to use in a modern context. The prayers are also abbreviated to a sermon-appropriate length.
This resource is designed to keep pastors and congregations in touch with wisdom from the past. A copy can be reserved at a discounted price here.
This blog originally appreared on Logostalk on 10/4/12 and can be read in its entirety here.