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Books by R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur have had a profound impact on so many people. But which books influenced their lives and ministries? Listen each week as we hear about the books that shaped their thinking.

Books by R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur have had a profound impact on so many people. But which books influenced their lives and ministries? Listen each week as we hear about the books that shaped their thinking.

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United States

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Books by R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur have had a profound impact on so many people. But which books influenced their lives and ministries? Listen each week as we hear about the books that shaped their thinking.

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English


Episodes

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

R.C. Sproul and Warfield’s Perfectionism

4/19/2018
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss a book peddler, the “second gift,” and two people who claimed they never sinned. Read the transcript

Duration:00:07:19

R.C. Sproul and Dolezal’s All That Is in God

4/12/2018
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss classical Christian theism, a crisis in theology, and the word that gives R.C. Sproul goosebumps. Read the transcript

Duration:00:09:51

R.C. Sproul and Calvin’s Galatians and Ephesians Sermons

4/5/2018
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss a collection of 42 masterful sermons that resulted in at least one burst blood vessel. Read the transcript

Duration:00:08:23

R.C. Sproul and Aquinas’ Nature and Grace

3/29/2018
Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss the apologetics of Thomas Aquinas, including single truth and the five ways. Read the transcript

Duration:00:08:58

R.C. Sproul and Berkouwer’s Dogmatische Studien

3/22/2018
Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss the person of Christ, Dutch pronunciation, and a page that took 12 hours to translate. Read the transcript

Duration:00:08:11