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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.

Open Book with Stephen Nichols Ligonier Ministries

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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.

    John MacArthur on Bennett’s The Valley of Vision

    John MacArthur on Bennett’s The Valley of Vision

    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.
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    • 9 min
    John MacArthur on Biblical Books

    John MacArthur on Biblical Books

    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.
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    • 8 min
    John MacArthur and Murray’s The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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

    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.
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    • 9 min
    John MacArthur and Torrey’s Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

    John MacArthur and Torrey’s Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

    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.
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    • 8 min
    John MacArthur and Lloyd-Jones’ Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

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

    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.”
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    • 8 min
    John MacArthur and Stott’s The Preacher's Portrait

    John MacArthur and Stott’s The Preacher's Portrait

    On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols asks John MacArthur to share his favorite word to describe a preacher.
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

Mauri S. ,

Enlightening Podcast

Being a lover of books myself, I was drawn to this podcast after hearing of it through Ligonier Ministries. Steve Nichols does a great job through his interviews introducing us to great men of God who share their wisdom concerning books that have been meaningful to them. This helps me get ideas on titles to consider adding to my library if I don’t already have them. Keep up the good work.

Cece812 ,

Excellent resource

I’m so thankful that I found this podcast, thanks to Michelle Lesley. The recommendations of books will keep me busy for a long time!

CTESongReviewer ,

A Wonderful Resource

One of the best things that my mentors and heroes have done for me is to recommend quality books over and over for me to read, especially books that helped shape them into the people I admire and respect. Dr Nichols has taken that same idea, but brought us into the studies of some of the most influential Christian leaders of our time, to hear them talk with passion about the books that have shaped them.

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