Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Second Edition. Baker, pages. $ “Three points. When we speak of Christ-centered preaching, it is hard not to think and speak of Bryan Chapell, the President Emeritus of Covenant Seminary. Chapell, Bryan. Christ-centered preaching: redeeming the expository sermon / Bryan Chapell.—2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author: Tagore JoJogore
Country: Oman
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 9 September 2007
Pages: 153
PDF File Size: 6.2 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.44 Mb
ISBN: 392-6-38397-549-3
Downloads: 81502
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardakasa

It will help you greatly as you seek, with God’s help, to meet the challenges of preaching. I heartily commend Christ-Centered Preaching as a superb tool for preachers–experienced or inexperienced–for its guidance to faithfully preach Christ in all of Scripture.

Kleinau, associate professor emeritus cnapell speech communication, Southern Illinois University “I have read dozens of books on preaching. It is by a long shot the best and most stimulating book I have read on the subject.

A tremendous number of books on preaching deal only with technique, and what is seriously lacking is one that deals with preaching as it pertains vhapell exposition. I have taught homiletics for ten years in two different institutions.

Cain, Liturgy, Hymnody, and Pulpit “Capably details the needed preparation process for expository preaching. Anything that moves you can move your listeners—provided they are brought into firsthand encounter with stimuli that produced the emotion.

Explore Baker

Questions challenge the reader at the end of each chapter. Louis, will be extremely helpful to many preachers and students of preaching. Chapell’s seminary students sit at the feet of a master preacher. Endorsements “This is a great book.

He also provides help for special preaching situations. The centrality of this idea to the whole of Chapell’s volume, and its position as integral to everything from introductions to conclusions–along with his attention to transitions, structures, applications, illustrations, and presentations–makes this volume not only contemporary but also unique and will assure its influence for many years.

This book will be in the classrooms and on the desks of preachers for years to come. The technical excellence of a message may rest on your skills, but the spiritual efficacy of your message resides with God.


It is both clear and comprehensive. Others may not have the privilege of sitting in the classroom of this able instructor, but the next best thing is available. Preaching itself feels easier and more rewarding. Redeeming the Expository Sermon. I found the work to be scholarly in its research base, balanced in its argument, succinct and focused in its presentation, creative in its emphases, seminal in its potential, and also delivered with some panache, a vivacity uncommon enough in preaching volumes to be itself quite remarkable.

Careful study and implementation of this book may revolutionize your preaching! Hogan, former professor emeritus of preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary “The strong technical and philosophical underpinnings behind Christ-Centered Preaching are wonderfully illumined by its high degree of readability.

I’d recommend it for Bible colleges, seminaries, pastoral internships, or pastors’ studies. Preaching without application may serve the mind, but preaching with application results in service to Christ.

The nature of the content included, the form and structure in which it is presented, the clear and concise illustrative material, the practical application of the principles delineated, and the consistent focus on the subject without digression namely, Christ-centered preaching all combine to make this a most helpful work. Sproul, founder and chairman, Ligonier Ministries “Christ-Centered Preaching is a thoughtful, balanced, and helpful guide to what expository preaching in the Reformed tradition has been, can be, and needs to be again.

That has given Chapell a significant influence in the training of future preachers. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. Clear, concise, and relevant, this is a book that will revitalize what happens in the pulpit. It has always been a problem for me that available preaching texts were either strong on theology or strong on technique.

This week’s sermon is already altered, and I have been reminded of some things I had long forgotten. Warren, Bibliotheca Sacra “This is the second edition of a previously well-received ‘how-to’ book on preaching. This book is simply a ‘must’ for every student and pastor. In conclusion, here is a book that should be read and reread by every preacher cgapell the Word.


Those chapters ought to be required reading for every pastor, not to mention every Navigator and Campus Crusade staff worker in America. The book crystallizes the essence of expository preaching and presents clear, transferable principles for preaching effectively.

Christ-Centered Preaching, 2nd Edition | Baker Publishing Group

The author is obviously well acquainted with the substantial literature on the subject of preaching and effectively uses that knowledge to support ministry centered in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Bryan Chapell’s new Christ-Centered Preaching chaapell well be destined to join the illustrious ranks. All in all, a fine publication, from which even seasoned preachers will profit, let alone beginners.

Christ-centeerd questions and exercises at the end of each chapter are very useful in clarifying the material that precedes them. Every preacher is to regard himself as an original exhibitor and enforcer of the terms of human salvation; a channel of gracious speech, markedly different from every other.

Chapell’s approach is rooted in the Reformation assumption that Jesus Christ is at the heart of all that is written in the Bible, a view that Jesus himself shared. In other words, an excellent text for those preparing for the ministry and a great refresher for those already in ministry.

Want to Read saving…. It is well-written, systematically laid out and will more than repay the effort put into it. It is a great contribution to preachers, and I feel as if I received a seminary education in reading it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The layout is logical, the outlines are clear, and the understanding of communication is shrewd. This book is written carefully and clearly, formatted helpfully, and is comprehensive in scope.