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When we speak of Christ-centered preaching, it is hard not to think and speak of Bryan Chapell, the President Emeritus of Covenant Seminary. Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. Second Edition. Baker, pages. $ “Three points. Christ-Centered Preaching. Dr. Bryan Chapell. Principles and practice of sermon writing and delivery, exploring the unifying aspect of graces that binds all of.

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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 last part of the book, dealing with ‘a theology of Christ-centered messages,’ is a substantially new contribution and much needed.

My congregation will thank him.

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You don’t have to agree with everything he says in order to gain a great deal from this treasure chest of experience, insights and techniques.

Questions challenge the reader at the end of each chapter. This book is written carefully and clearly, formatted helpfully, and is centeerd in scope. 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.

In the same vein that Paul David Tripp has written about in his very important book, Dangerous Calling, Chapell rightfully locates the starting point of Christ-centered preaching: The book itself is structured in a lucid, readable format. The author writes clearly and well. Though one of many classic manuals on expository preaching, it has always been the most detailed, analytic, practical, and comprehensive of them all.

My own philosophy of preaching is that when the congregants leave the sanctuary, they should be focused on Christ and not on themselves.


This keeps the sermon relevant to the audience as you help them to see how their need is similar to those in the text. It is both clear and comprehensive.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Preaching itself feels easier and more rewarding. I say that for a variety of reasons.

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For one, here is a book that is clearly written, well illustrated, complete with questions and exercises. Sproul, founder and chairman, Ligonier Preachingg “Christ-Centered Preaching is a thoughtful, balanced, and helpful guide to what expository preaching in the Reformed tradition has bryam, can be, and needs to be again. Praise God centwred a preaching textbook so full of grace. I have taught homiletics for ten years in two different institutions. Chapell covers a variety of aspects of expository preaching but focuses on the preparation of such sermons, leading the reader through the process from exegesis to outlining, to delivery.

I will commend it to others every chance I get. Principles of Expository Preaching, dealing with practical matters of preaching as well as the nobility of preaching; Preparing the Expository Sermon, dealing with the necessary steps for faithful exposition; and A Theology of Christ-Centered Bdyan, highlighting the need to focus on the redemptive purpose of preaching.

In addition, they powerfully illustrate the method Chapell prescribes for sermonizing by requiring a thoughtful rethinking of the matter and by making the content of each chapter concrete. Those chapters ought to be required reading for every pastor, not to mention every Navigator and Campus Crusade staff worker in America.

Chapell is an excellent preacher, teacher and author.

Especially useful is the focus on the application of a passage determining the construction of the sermon. Showing of reviews.

Write a customer review. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The second edition contains updates and clarifications, allowing this classic to continue to serve the needs of budding preachers. With many years of experience as hryan expositor and with a PhD in communication theory, Chapell is uniquely qualified to speak to both the practical and theoretical levels of preaching.


Why not give yourself and your congregation a chance. I trust it will find wide use in evangelical seminaries and Bible colleges.

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. 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.

Christ-Centered Preaching is going to make a great difference in that direction. This complete guide to expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery–the trademarks of great preaching.

The insights, wisdom, prescriptions, and balance that have for decades made this a foundational preaching textbook have been updated, clarified, reinforced, nuanced, and thoroughly documented. Packer, professor emeritus of theology, Regent College “This is an outstanding book that will be of interest to anyone committed to biblical preaching. Careful study and implementation of this book may revolutionize your preaching!

Louis, will be extremely helpful to many preachers and students of preaching.