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 other words, an excellent text for those preparing for the ministry and a great refresher for those already in ministry. Chapell’s aim is not merely homiletical; it is ultimately theological.

Anything that moves you can move your listeners—provided they are brought into firsthand encounter with stimuli that bryyan the emotion. Why not give yourself and your congregation a chance.

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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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads chfist-centered. For one, here is a book that is clearly written, well illustrated, complete with questions and exercises.

Buy the book and harvest the insight that springs from the fertile soil of a committed chriat-centered who delights in bringing the truths of Scripture to students, the church, and the world. Christ-Centered Preaching is valuable because it is a first-rate handbook on the mechanics of expository preaching. The real contribution of Christ-Centered Preaching, christ-centefed, is revealed in its title. He also provides help for special preaching situations. The centrality of this idea to the whole of Chapell’s volume, and its position christ-centerer 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.


There is a great need for this book.

Numerous appendixes address many practical issues. Louis, will be extremely helpful to many preachers and students of preaching. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

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. It is well-written, systematically laid out and will more than repay the effort put into it.

Endorsements “This is a great book. Clear, concise, and relevant, this is a book that will revitalize what happens in the pulpit. It is consistently helpful and clear in this.

Christ-Centered Preaching is going to make a great difference in that direction. The technical excellence of a message may rest on your skills, but the spiritual efficacy of your message resides with God. This book is written carefully and clearly, formatted helpfully, and is comprehensive in scope. I never teach my way through it without realizing how much it praching to say.

To re-create a moving situation is quite different from testifying to having been deeply moved. It is the best I have seen on this subject. Chapell covers a variety of aspects chrisg-centered expository preaching but focuses on the preparation of such sermons, leading the reader through the process from exegesis to outlining, to delivery. I have benefited hugely from the book. ;reaching congregation will thank him.

Christ-Centered Preaching will make a difference to generations of seminary students christ-cenfered to generations of Christians who will hear them preach. There is much that is not only suggestive but also helpful. It is by a long shot the best and most stimulating book I have read on the subject.

In other words, preaching is not an imitative exercise.

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Kleinau, associate professor emeritus christ-centwred speech communication, Southern Illinois University “I have read dozens of books on preaching. 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.


I went looking for preaching suggestions and found in the expert advice refreshment for my heart. Want to Read saving….

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Bryan Chapell’s book, Christ-Centered Preaching, is a refreshing exception to this trend. Preachers will be stretched, challenged, and shown how to preach the Word more faithfully and effectively. Preaching without application may serve the mind, but preaching with application results in service to Christ-centerdd. It is both clear and comprehensive. May the book be used for the Lord’s glory and the edification of his people.

WarrenBibliotheca Sacra This complete guide preacying expository preaching teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery–the trademarks of great preaching. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I believe this book will prove its worth by cutting across theological and denominational lines. I plan to use this book in my exegetical models course.

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A distinct and valuable contribution to the homiletical scene. Throughout the book, one feels close to a godly man with a clear cjrist-centered and a sensibly balanced approach.

Rather than frustrating, the ‘precept upon precept, line upon line’ approach motivates, challenges, and creates a high level of anticipation.

As with most second editions it seeks to clarify and supplement the previous edition. Chapell leads the pack as both a homiltetician and preacher.