May 9, 2013

Christ-Centered Sermons: Models of Redemptive Preaching

If you’re like me and have read Bryan Chapell’s Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon and benefited from his discussion of redemptive-historical preaching, I’m sure you will want to get a copy of Christ-Centered Sermons: Models of Redemptive Preaching. The book will be available this September. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy.

Here’s the publisher’s description:

Highly regarded preacher and teacher Bryan Chapell shows readers how he has prepared expository sermons according to the principles he developed in his bestselling Christ-Centered Preaching. This companion volume provides concrete examples of how Chapell’s approach is fleshed out in various types of sermons and various genres of the Bible. The example sermons not only demonstrate different approaches but also are analyzed for pedagogical purposes, helping readers move from theory to practice. In essence, the book allows students and preachers to look over Chapell’s shoulder as he prepares these messages to learn how to construct their own expository sermons that communicate grace and truth from both the Old and New Testaments.

I know from in-class experience how helpful “concrete examples” can be in solidifying general concepts for students. This book should prove to be very useful as a companion textbook for those who teach homiletics. I’ll let you know what I think when I get my copy this Fall.