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.

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In addition, they powerfully bryaan the method Chapell prescribes for sermonizing by requiring a thoughtful rethinking of the matter and by making the content of each chapter concrete.

It will help you greatly as you seek, with God’s help, to meet the challenges of preaching. It is both clear and comprehensive. Buy the book and harvest the insight that springs from the fertile soil of a committed preacher who delights in bringing christ-centreed truths of Scripture to students, the church, and the world.

Refresh and try again. This is not a book for the fainthearted or the casual reader. Want to Read saving…. Chapell brings his wealth of pastoral preaching and homiletical instruction into a well-crafted volume. The internal tensions of illustrations hold a congregation because they spotlight the very types of experiences that bring people to hear the minister.

Then too, here is a book that seeks to help preachers preach Christ-centered messages.

Rather than frustrating, the ‘precept upon precept, line christ-centeredd line’ approach motivates, challenges, and creates a high level of anticipation. WarrenBibliotheca Sacra. Return to Book Page. It is consistently helpful and clear in this. 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 is written carefully and clearly, formatted helpfully, and is comprehensive in scope. Preachers will be stretched, challenged, and shown how to preach the Word more faithfully and effectively.


Neither is it some jargon-ridden, dry academic book fit only for the scholar. Warren, Bibliotheca Sacra “This is the second edition of a previously well-received ‘how-to’ book on preaching. Chapell’s book is too vast to master; but to miss considering it is like willfully ignoring the Pacific while claiming to be an oceanographer. Preaching itself feels easier and more rewarding. We xhapell always remember that popular acclaim is not necessarily the same as spiritual effectiveness.

We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts. It is by a long shot the best and most christ-centereed book I have read on the subject.

Adams, founder, Institute for Nouthetic Studies “I am thankful for a book that at last combines both the basic structure of preaching with a sound biblical reason for preaching. May the book be used for the Lord’s glory and the edification of his people.

I trust it will find wide use in evangelical seminaries and Bible colleges. One of the 25 Most Influential Preaching Books of the Past 25 Years, Preaching Magazine “One rarely finds a book that truly advances the theory and practice of expository preaching.

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 brjan, Christ-centered preaching all combine to make this a most helpful work.

Christ-Centered Preaching is going to make a great difference in that direction. On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. Chapell’s aim is not merely homiletical; it is ultimately theological. 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.

I picked it up expecting to hone my preaching techniques and found myself learning to read my entire Bible as a testimony to Christ’s redeeming work. Praise God for presching preaching textbook so full of grace. To re-create a moving situation is quite different from cgrist-centered to having been deeply moved.


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Those chapters ought to be required reading for every pastor, not to mention every Navigator and Campus Crusade staff worker in America. I have taught homiletics for ten years in two different institutions.

You know we never used bryah, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. Continue reading about Bryan Chapell.

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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. All in all, a fine publication, from which even seasoned preachers will profit, let alone beginners. Chapell offers exactly such a model, and I recommend it with enthusiasm.

When it was first published inChapell’s work won the book of the year award from Preaching magazine. Preaching that conforms to the pattern set here will certainly be edifying, and the techniques proposed could sustain over many years an expository ministry that would not at any stage be found wearisome. Especially useful is the focus on the application of a passage determining the construction of the sermon. Whatever their ecclesiastical leaning or spiritual persuasion, preachers will better communicate it having implemented the suggestions of this book.

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Why not give yourself and your congregation a chance. It combines practical and realistic guidance on the basics with a theological depth and sensitivity to the ways in which Christ the Redeemer fhrist-centered met the needs of our fallen condition. An excellent introduction to expository preaching that deserves its second edition.

For one, here is a book that is clearly christ-centereed, well illustrated, complete with questions and exercises. This book is simply a ‘must’ for every student and pastor. 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 to exposition.

My congregation will thank him.