Everyone who speaks or preaches needs ready supply of thought-provoking and illustrative resource material. This book provides the attention-getting story or that “just right” quote that adds depth to any sermon or presentation. Most people are familiar with Emerson’s remark about the person who builds a better mousetrap. Pastors and speakers might be surprised to know that the full quote attributed to him states: This and over 5,000 more quotes, stories, ancecdotes, and illustrations from the book will help the pastor prepare a better sermon or the speaker present a better speech. This new collection of both contemporary and classic material puts a wealth of interest-building illustrations at one’s fingertips.