It has been well-said that the best commentary on the Bible is the Bible! Truth from the Trenches is a practical, user-friendly resource to help pastors and teachers use biblical stories to illustrate biblical principles. It is a collection of fifty scriptural stories – thirty-five from the Old Testament and fifteen from the New Testament. Each chapter introduces a key thought(s), summarizes the context and major contours of the biblical narrative in focus, and provides suggestions for how the scriptural story can be used to illustrate scriptural truths. Truth from the Trenches also includes three helpful indices. The Scripture Index is a list of every verse or passage cited in the book. The Subject Index is a guide to find discussions on important topics, and the Cross-Reference Index is a summary for how each biblical illustration can be used for a variety of themes in preaching and teaching.