Bryan Chapell's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Bryan Chapell's Bookshelf
Bryan Chapell's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Bryan Chapell

Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
by Wesley Hill
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith
by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected
The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected
by Nik Ripken,Gregg Lewis
Soul Whisperer: Why the Church Must Change the Way It Views Evangelism
Soul Whisperer: Why the Church Must Change the Way It Views Evangelism
by Gary S. Comer
Journey toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South (Turning South: Christian Scholars in an Age of World Christianity)
Journey toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South (Turning South: Christian Scholars in an Age of World Christianity)
by Nicholas P. Wolterstorff

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil
How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil
by D. A. Carson
WHY I LIKE IT
Dealing with the most frequently asked question in the church.
Pensees (Penguin Classics)
Pensees (Penguin Classics)
by Blaise Pascal
WHY I LIKE IT
I don’t read this regularly, but it’s been remarkably helpful at different stages of life.
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Poetic and realistic at the same time, for different parts of my heart and head, as I seek to search and be searched by biblical truth.
Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today
Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today
by John Stott
WHY I LIKE IT
It’s dated in lots of ways, but not in pastoral balance.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
by Timothy Keller
WHY I LIKE IT
It helps me think about how “searchers” unlike me think.
Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity
by C. S. Lewis
WHY I LIKE IT
It touched me in my teens, and reminds me how “searchers” think (at least searchers like me).

My Bookshelf Archive

my archived books, movies, music, and more
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson
by Courtney Anderson
WHY I LIKE IT
I’ve learned from his life in various versions because of courage, devotion, brokenness, restoration, resilience, sadness, godliness.
A Man Called Peter: The Story of Peter Marshall
A Man Called Peter: The Story of Peter Marshall
by Catherine Marshall
Dying to Live (Biography)
Dying to Live (Biography)
by Sheana Brown,William Still
WHY I LIKE IT
It showed me what it looks like to stay faithful when everyone else thinks you are crazy, and maybe you are—but what else can you do than what you believe is right?
The Daring Heart of David Livingstone: Exile, African Slavery, and the Publicity Stunt That Saved Millions
The Daring Heart of David Livingstone: Exile, African Slavery, and the Publicity Stunt That Saved Millions
by Jay Milbrandt
WHY I LIKE IT
It taught me what it means to be faithful when all alone, and loving those who reject you.
The True Bounds of Christian Freedom
The True Bounds of Christian Freedom
by Samuel Bolton
The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
by Walter Marshall
The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
by Jerry Bridges
Sola Scriptura: Problems and Principles in Preaching Historical Texts
Sola Scriptura: Problems and Principles in Preaching Historical Texts
by Sidney Greidanus
Knowing God
Knowing God
by J. I. Packer