recently visited Benson Street Gospel Chapel (Bury) and heard an
illustrator named Graham Kennedy expounding the story of the
resurrection of Lazarus, using illustrations that he'd produced.
Graham's a talented artist who is at great pains to research his
properly before he gets involved with the drawing. The artwork itself
incredibly detailed and is really useful for illustrated talks of all
kinds. His company, (Visual
Impact Resources Ltd,) produces artwork in several formats
posters to PowerPoint presentations. Worth a look at Biblepicturewebsite.com
Graham also has a web "blog"
with lots of interesting stuff,
at the Bible
"Living Waters" produce a range of highly inventive and effective
evangelistic materials. A sample pack currently costs under a fiver and
gives you a big selection of their main products. Their
of bringing people to an understanding of their sinfulness before
presenting the good news of the gospel, is both sound and biblical.
I've found their "money
" materials to be excellent in drawing attention to
the gospel presentation. The Million Dollar (and Euro!
notes practically give themselves away and just imagine the fun you
could have in one of those casinos with a handful of
"Ten Commandments Coins"
All in all, an excellent resource and one to be highly recommended.
World Missionary Press
I recently received a box full of
tracts from the World Missionary Press. An organisation that has been
around for years, they produce a series of nicely formatted scripture
booklets in various languages. They send these free, in
any address in the world. The booklets are around 48 pages
contain scripture references listed under various headings related to
the gospel presentation. Contact them at World Missionary Press
Inc. PO Box 120, New Paris, Indiana 46553-0120. USA.
Bible - Published by Bridge Logos (USA)
I've had my own copy of the Evidence Bible for about eighteen months
now and, I can honestly say that it has been my constant companion for
personal devotions, witnessing and sermon preparation. OK, I'm not
ready to say goodbye to Messrs Thompson and Scofield yet, but the
Evidence Bible definitely deserves a place on the shelf (and in the
hand) of the obedient Christian witness. That said, you do need fairly
strong hands as a host of additional editorial material increases the
weight load somewhat.
It was designed for use by people like you and me, those who hunger and
thirst after righteousness and want to preach the Gospel to a world
that won't listen. There are scores of excellent articles and
references for use in witnessing encounters and there's a useful index
to aid in navigation around the topics. Unlike some other apologetic
material, the compilers have also included material by atheists and
evolutionists themselves, in order to expose and counter the folly that
Overall, an excellent tool for the evangelist, however, there is one
small (fairly insignificant) niggle...
The spine identifies the text as being "King James" but, (and I know
that this is a big "but" for some,) it is actually a
modernised KJV text, rather than a strict rendering of the Jacobean
form of phrase. This means, if you memorised all the "thees" and
"thous" from your KJV, you should expect to find them
with the modern "you". I'm sure that many KJV purists* will be a bit
wary here but, after more than a year of use, I haven't honestly found
this to be a drawback in witnessing and the gentle "updating" of the
"King's English" isn't a problem. There is NO watering down of the
scriptural doctrines found in the "Textus Receptus." John 3:16 still
refers to Jesus as the "Only Begotten" Son and you can confidently use
this edition in witnessing to JW's and Mormons.
The edition that I have is the flexible "bonded leather" backed one,
which currently is being sold for £30 plus P&P from LW
I've seen it in some Christian book shops at around £38. This
pretty pricey, I know, but there are softcover editions (£20
New Testament & Psalms editions (£13 and £6
* Don't get me started.
Most of what
passes for the King James Version these days carries American style
spelling and slight modifications, only noticeable if you're as
nit-picking as me (II Timothy 3:17, being a case in point) The Evidence
Bible is Textus Receptus based and is great for evangelism.