Endorsements for My Free Sermon Illustration Ebook “Show Then Tell”


We’re putting the finishing touches on Show Then Tell: 52 Illustrations for Believing and Living the Gospel, which I’ll have available as a free download right here at the blog this month. (Update: it’s now available here.) I’m excited to give away this resource, and I hope and pray it will help you preach and teach God’s word.

I’ve sent Show Then Tell out to a few people to get feedback on it. Here is what folks are saying.

“The beauty of Eric’s book is not just the numerous ready-to-preach illustrations, but the way he demonstrates how to find and use illustrations that advance the Gospel. This book will add spiritual antennae to your eyes and ears, enabling you to gather powerful sermon material from everyday life.”

David P. Murray, professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, author of How Sermons Work, and blogger at HeadHeartHand.org.

“I have had the pleasure of serving alongside Eric McKiddie in ministry on and off for the past ten years. I have heard him preach countless times. I have worked alongside him to prepare messages and know the care he puts into connecting God’s Word to his listeners. This book is the fruit of that effort. Eric provides dozens of illustrations to open up deep theological and biblical realities to listeners. He makes scholarly truth available to the every-man in these pages. It is a resource to benefit any teacher or preacher.”

Barnabas Pipercolumnist for Worldmag.combloggerpodcaster, and author of a forthcoming book on growing up as a pastor’s kid.

“Eric McKiddie’s ebook, Show Then Tell, is a great help and gift to pastors who seek to not only teach, but also illustrate gospel realities. Each illustration is carefully chosen. He avoids being trite or cliché as he enhances each theological point with an example from nature, history, or popular culture. Here is a wonderful contribution for men who give themselves to careful biblical exposition, but often need some assistance with illustration.”

Jon Nielson, College Pastor at College Church, author of Bible Study: A Student’s Guide, and frequent speaker for the Simeon Trust Workshops on Biblical Exposition.

“We who have the greatest message in the world – the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection – ought to be the clearest and most compelling communicators. In his 52 Illustrations, McKiddie models such communication, raising the bar to a level that reaches toward the subject of our preaching.”

Chris Castaldo, Director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal at the Billy Graham Center of Wheaton College, author of Holy Ground: Following Jesus as a Former Catholic, and regular contributor to the Gospel Coalition Blog.

Keep your eye out for Show Then Tell, available here at Pastoralized this month!

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  1. I’m looking forward to this book!


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