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Bryan Chapell, (PhD, Southern Illinois University) is senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. He previously served as president and professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is much sought after as a speaker in churches and conferences around the country and is the author of several books.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic; 2 edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801027985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801027987
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. Spinney on February 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If I must have one book on preaching on my bookshelf, this is it. It is a tour de force that offers much more than its title suggests. While the book's focus is helping pastors deliver better sermons, it also functions as an superb book on hermeneutics. A significant portion of the book is devoted to helping pastors understand and interpret Bible passages . . . and the bridge to non-pastors understanding/interpreting Scripture is short. In particular, this book takes the insights of biblical theology and applies them in practical terms to understanding Bible texts. The book makes the most compelling case I have ever read for "redemptive hermeneutics," or making sure that we interpret Bible passages in their overall redemptive context. This is why the book is also useful to non-pastors: it helps you read Bible passages with a whole-Bible mentality (which is of necessity a redemptive and salvific mentality). When our church's School of Theology taught a class on basic Bible heremeneutics for non-pastors, we used three chapters from this book. Thankfully, Chappell is deeply concerned about the necessity of practical application . . . both as an author when writing this book and as he instructs preachers. The prose is easy to understand and non-technical. It provides many practical suggestions.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 3, 2012
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Chapell's Christ-Centered Preaching is a detailed "how to" treatment for expository preaching that centers around his concept of the "Fallen Condition Focus" and how to preach grace-filled redemptive sermons that revolve around this Fallen Condition Focus. Though at times extremely detailed to a fault, I found it to be a helpful book that would be beneficial to both novice and experienced preachers. Its detailed nature lends itself to being a valuable reference work as I seek to implement some of its concepts.

Just as many homileticians espouse the idea of a unifying theme, or single sermon idea of any message, Chapell proposes the "Fallen Condition Focus" as that which a sermon revolves around. He grounds this firmly in the preaching text when he defines the FCF as "the mutual human condition that contemporary believers share with those to or about whom the text was written that requires the grace of the passage for God's people to glorify and enjoy him" (loc 835). It is not immediately apparent in the early part of this book how important the FCF to Chapell's entire line of thinking, but it is essential and crucial. There is much in his definition that he later expounds upon throughout the book.

The phrasing "mutual human condition" is an excellent one as it immediately draws to consider what is relevant to the congregation. Chapell asserts that this condition is not always a sin or something we are guilty of, but it is something undesirable or negative that needs the encouragement of scripture. In this manner, the sermon is positive and uplifting while addressing a real human need.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Garrett Craig on February 10, 2014
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Bryan Chapell, who is the president and professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, has endeavored to provide a book to redeem the expository sermon (19). Based on a high view of Scripture, Chapell wants to offer practical instructions that bind the expository sermon to Scripture’s truths while effectively communicating the gospel (19). It is a tall task for his book titled, Christ-Centered Preaching, but Chapell nevertheless provides a sound argument in his three-part book.

Chapell begins his book by providing the reader with the basic understanding of the importance of the Word in preaching. Also in this first part of the book, he works to define his terms (i.e. expository preaching, FCF, ect.), and establish components of exposition as well. The Fallen Condition Focus (FCF) is an important aspect for the reader, for the author continually refers to it in subsequent chapters. Chapell defines it as, “the mutual human condition that contemporary believers share with those to or about whom the text was written that requires the grace of the passage for God’s people to glorify and enjoy him (50).” The author concludes that the preacher must know the FCF in order to really know what the passage is about, even if facts of the passage are known (51). These facets make-up the first part of his book titled, “Principles for Expository Preaching.”

Part two, which is titled, “Preparation of Expository sermons” delineate the process of putting a sermon together. These chapters could be characterized as the “nuts and bolts” chapters. The author answers many of the ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ questions concerning the process of how to put an expository sermon together.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Esther Dhanraj on May 12, 2013
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The aim of this book is to release the preachers of the burden of new science of interpretation and to teach them to preach the grace of all Scripture that `secures and enables relationship with the Savior thus making preaching a joy to the hearts of the preachers and strength to the God's people.' Chapel provides a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of expository preaching. He teaches the basics of sermon preparation, organization, and delivery, and aids his teaching with charts and tables, figures and exercises. Through his elaborate teaching tools, Chapell illustrates how expository preaching enables the revelation of the destiny of human soul in Christ's redemptive work.

Centralized on the concept of Fallen Condition Focus, Chapell organized his massive work in small sections with self-explanatory subheadings. Divided into three main parts - Principles of Expository Preaching, Preparation of Expository Sermon and A Theology of Christ-Centered Messages - the book takes the reader on a meticulous journey into expository preaching. With periodic figures and tables indicating the explanatory finesse of the author, the book also has an informative section of Appendixes.

The content of the book is invaluable to the students of homiletics. In the sense that there is evidently a healthy balance between what Chapell explains in terms of the Fallen Condition of human beings, and how he seeks to illustrate the sermon on the redemptive work on the Cross, and finally what Chapell suggests as application in the revealing of this message of the Cross. Every chapter begins with an overview of what the reader can expect in the pages that follow. Subheadings along with the goal of that chapter are mentioned for the sake of preparing the reader ahead.
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