In this complete guide to expository preaching, Bryan Chapell teaches the basics of preparation, organization, and delivery--the trademarks of great preaching. This new edition of a bestselling resource, now updated and revised throughout, shows how Chapell's case for expository preaching reaches twenty-first-century readers.
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Christ-Centered Preaching was a pathbreaking book in 1994. While some writers had been urging preachers to treat every text within the redemptive flow of biblical history--always culminating in Jesus Christ--this book was the first one to tell us how to do it. Though one of many classic manuals on expository preaching, it has always been the most detailed, analytic, practical, and comprehensive of them all. This third edition has been updated to address current issues and challenges preachers face and includes many new resources, only making this volume more invaluable. -- Tim Keller , pastor emeritus, the Redeemer Presbyterian Churches of New York City One of my favorite books on preaching just got even better! Not only will Chapell's insights improve your preaching, but you will also find yourself in moments of worship as you consider the unsearchable riches of Christ's grace. -- Tony Merida , pastor for preaching and vision, Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, North Carolina; author of The Christ-Centered Expositor 'Good, better, best!' That is how I describe editions one, two, and three of Christ-Centered 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. I am eager for my students--and every serious preacher--to read this new edition. -- Greg R. Scharf , Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Whether you're just starting out in Bible college or have been in the pulpit for many years, this seminal book must be within arm's reach so that it can help you grow in your preaching ministry. -- Julius J. Kim , Westminster Seminary California; author of Preaching the Whole Counsel of God Even if you've read a previous edition of this critical work, don't fail to get this fresh edition and glean from its present-day application. This book is a necessary resource for all who feel the weight of and embrace the privilege of exalting Jesus through biblical preaching. -- Jim Shaddix , Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary A huge, all-important book. . . . 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. -- Calvin Miller , author of Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition