My personal library is filled with many volumes which contain
illustrations, most of which I never use; but this book is vastly
different. I find that it is filled with thousands of illustrations that
are practical, helpful and usable. I recommend it highly, without
Bill Bright, President
Campus Crusade for Christ
urged all of our pastoral majors to secure Dr. Tan's book, Encyclopedia
of 15,000 Illustrations, for I felt it was by far the very finest
of its kind...This work has been, and continues to be, the best in its
H. L. Willmington
am amazed at the variety and freshness of the contents. Usually I tell
younger pastors to avoid illustrations books, but in this case, I'll make
Warren W. Wiersbe
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40 years in the ministry, 23 of which have been in the same church, I
needed the Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. It is more
than thorough, practical and appropriate, and catalogued for easy
reference. Any ministry will find it an asset.
Tim LaHaye, President
Family Life Ministries
all the books of illustrations currently available, this encyclopedia
stands quite alone. Despite the reservations one must always have
regarding such works, this one can be confidently recommended.
I ordered my first copy. When I received it, I immediately ordered another
copy for my pastor, and most recently have sent a third copy to my son. I
suppose that I have now given away two copies as gifts, and am greatly
enjoying my own, this would be the best recommendation I could give.
J. R. Faulkner, President
are usable illustrations and the tremendous book is well indexed. It is
easy to find what you want….We suggest it for the convenience of
preachers and all who teach and speak in public.
John R. Rice
of the Lord
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Tan’s new book is certain to be one of the most valuable tools available
to any author or speaker….No speaker or author should be without it.
Richard H. LeTourneau, President
is a sourcebook of contemporary and historical illustrations that will warm
the heart of every Christian worker. Its 350-page General Index
makes the book an extremely useful book. Every pastor and Christian worker
should have a copy.
Clate E. Raymond
“Mr. Sunday School”
Sunday School Convention
have never, in forty years of ministry, examined a book of illustrations
that impressed me with its extreme value as this has done. I intend to carry
it with me in my expository ministries across the United States and
Canada—and use it regularly.
Douglas B. MacCorkle
College of Bible
you have been disappointed with other illustration books, we strongly
suggest that you invest in this one. It
may be the only one you’ll need.
“Treasury” in every sense of the word. The thousands of illustrations
are arranged in subjects alphabetically, and the extensive indices increase
its usefulness tremendously.
have a daily radio program early in the morning, five mornings a week, and
at least once or twice during the week, I use materials from your book that
is not in any of my other books.
day I found the book on my desk, I took it home. That evening, my wife was
looking through it. After a while, she said to me: “Honey, if you die
before I do, you can will your library to whomever you wish, but I want to
keep this book.”
is one of the greatest contributions to my library ever….I became so
engrossed in it that I laid every thing aside.
years since my purchase of your Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations,
I am still impressed.