All those who preach or teach, or who just enjoy fascinating stories, anecdotes, and illustrations, will want to include this book in their library. After a lifetime of preaching Don Yocom has collected all of his best illustrations from life and history and categorized them in a topical index, making this as especially valuable resource. Don Yocom has performed a service not only for preachers, but also for lay persons who teach, make speeches, or sometimes even preach. He has a keen sense for recognizing a story that will open a "window," and this book is the fruit of a lifetime of collecting.
Dr. Edwin H. Maynard
former Assistant General Secretary
United Methodist Communications In examining this excellent book I found myself repeatedly lifting a quote, a humorous story, or an illustration for my sermonic file... I am pleased to commend this new resource to all those engaged in the exciting challenge of the homiletic endeavor.
Emerson S. Colaw
United Methodist Bishop (retired)
Professor of Homiletics & Christian Ministry
United Theological Seminary From the pen of a wise elder come stories of life that delight, inform, and inspire.
George O. Campbell, Defiance District Superintendent
West Ohio Conference, United Methodist Church Yocom's] stories will warm the soul and energize the mind.
Charles Hill, Springfield District Superintendent
West Ohio Conference, United Methodist Church Yocom brings to us a multitude of stories from life and literature... In a variety of ways, ranging from the humorous to the heartfelt, he tells the old story in new images. You will enjoy this book and find it a help in preaching.
Stanley Lawrence, Senior Pastor/Chaplain
Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community
Lebanon, Ohio Don R. Yocom
preached engaging, inspiring sermons for 54 years in several Methodist congregations in Indiana, Maryland, and Ohio. He earned a B.A. degree from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and an M.Div. degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. In addition to numerous articles in magazines and the Emphasis
preaching journal, Yocom is the author of Feet Of Clay