Using Paul's radical letter to the Philippians as his road map, Matt Chandler forsakes the trendy to invite readers into authentic Christian maturity.
The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith.
In this disruptively inspiring book, Chandler offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Because if we clean up our lives but don't get Jesus, we've lost! So let the goal be Him. To live is Christ, to die is gain—this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus.
Dr. Trent says:
This review, by Dr. Nicholson, has been provided courtesy of Desert Bible Institute (www.desertbibleinstitute.com). In his book To Live is Christ; To Die is Gain Matt Chandler often makes allusions to the relaxed approach he and his congregation take to such issues as dress, titles, and other perceived superficial formalities. This cavalier approach ends up being the mixed curse-blessing of thi... Read more
I received this book courtesy of Christian Audio for the purpose of writing a review. Narrator Thoughts: I have heard Matt Chandler preach several times. The narrator did a pretty good job of conveying the message, he didn't convey the passion that Matt and Jared put into the book. It was good, just not as good as it could have been. Book Thoughts: I enjoyed this book in many ways. It enco... Read more
Matt Chandler is a man who lives, breathes, preaches, and writes about the wondrous gospel of Christ. I want to be more like him. Because of his battle with brain cancer, he understands mortality and suffering more than most who live in America. I can’t think of a better person to take on an exposition of the book of Philippians for the masses than him. And that is exactly what he sets out t... Read more