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Open Book with Stephen Nichols

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

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

9mins

17 May 2018

Rank #1

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R.C. Sproul and Aquinas’ Nature and Grace

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

8mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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

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

8mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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

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

8mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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R.C. Sproul and Warfield’s Perfectionism

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

7mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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

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

9mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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

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

9mins

10 May 2018

Rank #7

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

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.

9mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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R.C. Sproul and Melville’s Moby Dick

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

7mins

3 May 2018

Rank #9

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

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.

8mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #10