- ("Many years ago, when Dr. Helen Roseveare was running a medical mission in Zaire, she was kidnapped by a team of guerilla soldiers. They beat and raped her, and locked her in a dirty cell. In despair, Dr. Roseveare considered giving up her ministry. She chose to turn the situation over to God instead..." and several other illustrations - recommended!!)
- An article in National Geographic several years ago described the following scene. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to die, those under the cover of her wings would live.
- ("Some years ago a book was written by Gene Smith, a noted American historian. The title was When The Cheering Stopped. It was the story of President Woodrow Wilson and the events leading up to and following WWI. When that war was over Wilson was an international hero. There was a great spirit of optimism abroad, and people actually believed that the last war had been fought..." and many more)
- ("German theologian Martin Niemoller spoke to the US Congress after the Second World War and said, 'When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned...")
- ("75 years ago, a man names Asibi, a West African native, was stricken with the deadly disease, yellow fever. Somehow Asibi lived. It seemed that his body had developed the antibodies from which to begin a successful vaccine. Today's efficient vaccination against yellow fever that has saved countless lives, can be traced back to one original blood sample, that of Asibi...")
- ("I invite you to take an imaginative journey with me -- into the possible thoughts of a man named Judas Iscariot: 'Let's see. What can I get away with today? Doing things in secret seems -- well -- so compelling somehow...")