New Book Pays Homage to Reverend's 70-Year Ministry

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Includes a 300 selections to continue inspiring hearts, winning souls

Throughout the course of his 70-year ministry, Rev. Clarence Howell ministered to thousands of people in several pastorates in the Texas area. When Howell passed away in December of 2006, he left behind a treasured legacy of sermon outlines from almost every book of the Bible, poems, jokes, and topical sermons--many of which inspired hearts and won souls. In From the Heart of a Country Preacher ($21.99, paperback, 978-1-60477-084-1), compiled and edited by his son-in-law Neal Murphy, readers will find 300 selections that have been preserved for future generations and are rich in content, biblical truth, inspiration, and instruction. They may be used by preachers, pastors, evangelists, and Sunday school teachers for building a message on a particular topic or a specific Scripture passage, or as a daily devotional reading.

Says Murphy, "It is my prayer that the reader will have a better understanding of God's Word and how to apply it to their daily lives. This book can help people live the Christian life. It is hoped that this book will further the Kingdom of God and continue the ministry of Rev. Clarence Howell."

Spending hundreds of hours poring over hundreds of sermons didn't make the selection process any easier, notes Murphy. "It was a difficult task to choose only 300 to use in this book," he says, especially given the fact that "I observed his life and ministry over the almost 50 years I have been married to his daughter. He 'walked the Christian walk.'"

Neal Murphy resides in his birthplace, San Augustine, Texas, with his wife, Clara.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 4,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order From the Heart of a Country Preacher through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

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