On My Shelf: Life and Books with Bryan Chapell

| February 19, 2015


On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I talked with Bryan Chapell about what’s on his nightstand, books he regularly revisits, and the biographies that have most shaped him.


What’s on your nightstand right now?

What are some books you regularly re-read and why?

  • C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. It touched me in my teens, and reminds me how “searchers” think (at least searchers like me).
  • Tim Keller’s The Reason for God. It helps me think about how “searchers” unlike me think.
  • John Stott’s Between Two Worlds. It’s dated in lots of ways, but not in pastoral balance.
  • The Valley of Vision. 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.
  • Pascal’s Pensées. I don’t read this regularly, but it’s been remarkably helpful at different stages of life.
  • D. A. Carson’s How Long, O Lord?. Dealing with the most frequently asked question in the church.


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