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Open Book with Stephen Nichols

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This podcast is about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. Stephen Nichols joins R.C. Sproul and other teachers in their personal libraries to discover the books that have left a mark on these men and their ministries.

This podcast is about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. Stephen Nichols joins R.C. Sproul and other teachers in their personal libraries to discover the books that have left a mark on these men and their ministries.

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United States

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This podcast is about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. Stephen Nichols joins R.C. Sproul and other teachers in their personal libraries to discover the books that have left a mark on these men and their ministries.

Language:

English


Episodes

Joel Beeke on Thomas Goodwin

5/19/2022
What is one of the most precious yet underestimated doctrines in Reformed theology? In this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and Joel Beeke speak on the strength and comfort we receive from Jesus' heavenly intercession for His people. Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/joel-beeke-on-thomas-goodwin/

Duration:00:09:05

Joel Beeke on Teellinck’s The Path of True Godliness

5/12/2022
Christians want to dedicate their lives to the glory of God. But how do we do that? In this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols is joined by Joel Beeke, who introduces the best book he has ever read on sanctification. Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/joel-beeke-on-teellincks-the-path-of-true-godliness/

Duration:00:07:34

Joel Beeke on à Brakel’s The Christian’s Reasonable Service

5/5/2022
More than mere head knowledge, theology transforms the way we live in this world. In this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and Joel Beeke consider the richly devotional theology that Wilhelmus à Brakel wrote to encourage Christian families. Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/joel-beeke-on-a-brakels-the-christians-reasonable-service/

Duration:00:08:40

Joel Beeke on Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress

4/28/2022
Christians are not meant to be lone rangers traveling to eternity. We have fellow believers as our companions and the Scriptures as our map. To begin season three of Open Book, Stephen Nichols enters the library of Joel Beeke to discuss John Bunyan's beloved classic on the Christian life. Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/joel-beeke-on-bunyans-the-pilgrims-progress/

Duration:00:08:44

Coming Soon: Season Three

4/21/2022
Open Book is returning for a third season. Whose library is Stephen Nichols visiting this time? Listen to the trailer to find out today, and subscribe to the podcast so you can hear the first episode of season three on April 28.

Duration:00:01:34

John MacArthur on Bennett’s The Valley of Vision

4/18/2019
On this final episode of season two of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss a collection of Puritan prayers that reflects true, pure, elevated worship. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:09:46

John MacArthur on Biblical Books

4/11/2019
There’s no book more precious to us than the Bible. On this episode of Open Book, John MacArthur joins Stephen Nichols to share his favorite Old and New Testament books. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:08:51

John MacArthur and Murray’s The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

4/4/2019
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss ministry role models, including a man so faithful to his pulpit that not even a Nazi air strike could prevent him from preaching. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:09:38

John MacArthur and Torrey’s Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

3/28/2019
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss a near-blind secretary, a foiled fortune-teller, and how to interpret the Bible with the Bible. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:08:51

John MacArthur and Lloyd-Jones’ Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

3/21/2019
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss the Sermon on the Mount, misinterpreted parables, and a pastor known as “the Doctor.” Read the transcript.

Duration:00:08:31

John MacArthur and Stott’s The Preacher's Portrait

3/14/2019
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols asks John MacArthur to share his favorite word to describe a preacher. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:09:45

John MacArthur and Pink’s Spiritual Growth

3/7/2019
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss spiritual growth, burnout, and a pastor who struggled to make ends meet. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:08:53

John MacArthur and Watson’s A Body of Divinity

2/28/2019
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss the rich analogies and spiritual charm of the Puritans. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:06:37

John MacArthur and Charnock’s The Existence and Attributes of God

2/21/2019
How would you describe God? On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss the vast, unfathomable, transcendent nature of God. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:08:47

John MacArthur and Hay’s The New Testament Order for Church and Missionary

2/14/2019
For season two of Open Book, special guest John MacArthur joins Stephen Nichols to discuss the books that have had the greatest impact on his life and ministry. On this first episode, they discuss a book like a jigsaw puzzle and a church with 900 ministers. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:09:54

Season Two Coming Soon

1/28/2019
Who will be our guest on the next season of Open Book? Listen to a sneak preview today. Please encourage your family and friends to subscribe so they don’t miss an episode. Season two is coming soon.

Duration:00:01:56

R.C. Sproul and Bainton's Here I Stand

5/17/2018
On this final episode of season one of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss Martin Luther’s “monkery,” sacred stairs, and a biography R.C. Sproul read over and over again. Read the transcript

Duration:00:09:47

R.C. Sproul and Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology

5/10/2018
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss Princeton’s theology textbook, “elenctic” theology, and the precise logic of the scholastics. Read the transcript

Duration:00:09:35

R.C. Sproul and Melville’s Moby Dick

5/3/2018
Moby Dick is rich in theology. On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss shark attacks, the whiteness of the whale, and our shallow view of God. Read the transcript

Duration:00:07:22

R.C. Sproul and Watson's A Body of Divinity

4/26/2018
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss Puritan theology, “feathery” Christians, and what it means to worship the true, living God. Read the transcript

Duration:00:08:17