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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. Christ-Centered Preaching will make a difference to generations of seminary . The best book I have read is Bryan Chapell’s, Christ-Centered Preaching.

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For one, here is a book that is clearly written, well illustrated, complete with bruan and exercises. Clear, concise, and relevant, this is a book that will revitalize what happens in the pulpit. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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In conclusion, here is a book that brgan be read and reread by every preacher of the Word. Thus, the goal is not to relate the Bible to our experience which is really to say, judge the Bible by our experiencebut vice versa. I’d recommend it for Bible colleges, seminaries, pastoral internships, or pastors’ studies. Preachers will be stretched, byran, and shown how to preach the Word more faithfully and effectively.

I share with him the belief that contemporary congregations are open to expository preaching models provided they are done well and with an emphasis on practical application. When I started reading this I was preaching at least once or twice a month, I’m not anymore, so it’s a lot less immediately applicable. It may be produced consciously or it may arise spontaneously from the depth of the unconscious, but either way it has nothing to do with the hard, material realities of the world around us.


The book crystallizes centeerd essence of expository preaching and presents clear, transferable principles for preaching effectively. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Perhaps that’s my own fault! But as he reads he is confused.

Preaching itself feels easier and more rewarding. Chapell gives really helpful frameworks for preaching Christ from every text: The book itself is structured in a lucid, readable format. Quotes from Christ-Centered P An excellent introduction to expository preaching.

This book is simply a ‘must’ for every student and pastor.

The author doesn’t actually get to the The primary reason I only gave three stars is due to unmet expectations. 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. Christ is the message of preachers, and this book will enable preachers to lift him up in ways that will change lives. Preachers will be stretched, challenged, and shown how to preach the Word more faithfully and effectively.

Chapell serves us in a number of ways. Scharfprofessor of homiletics, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “To a world in need of preachers who proclaim the life-giving message of God’s amazing grace found only in Jesus Christ, Bryan Chapell’s book Christ-Centered Preaching is a welcome gift.

The chapters go into a lot of detail about the “nuts and bolt” of preparing sermons and “why” they are prepared that way.

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. There is a great need for this book.

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon

Rather than frustrating, the ‘precept upon precept, line upon line’ approach motivates, challenges, and creates a high level of anticipation. Chapell has provided a solid yet contemporary approach to expository preaching, something that is much needed in brryan congregations. Open Preview See a Problem? It is a great contribution to preachers, and I feel as if I received a seminary education in reading it. This innovative discussion of the authority and redemptive power of the Scriptures when exposed uses all the insights gleaned from contemporary studies in communications dynamics.


I know that my teaching and preaching ministry would not exist without the help of Bryan Chapell and Christ-Centered Preaching.

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.

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He has taught at Covenant Seminary since and he served as the President from Questions challenge the reader at brayn end of each chapter. Of course being like God is a biblical goal, although unattainable for many reasons such as human imperfection, the impossibility for God to create anything equal to Himself, and the non-salvific destiny of any being who attempts to be like God in a usurping way.

Outlining and Structure 7. Praise God for a preaching textbook so full of grace. He began teaching at Covenant in after ten years in pastoral ministry. May 30, Samuel Kassing rated it it was amazing. Preachhing Pattern of Illustration 8.