To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain
by Matt Chandler
"Matt's beautiful, practical, and straightforward unpacking of Philippians will nudge you toward maturity ... and a more robust walk with the Savior. Get it, and dive in today."
—Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church/PassionConferences and author of Indescribable
Using Paul's radical letter to the Philippians as his road map, best-selling author Matt Chandler forsakes the trendy to invite readers into an authentic Christian maturity in his new book.
"As Paul remembers the powerful conversations he's had with these people, he wants to bring to their minds the soul-strengthening assurance of life in Christ day-to-day, wherever they may find themselves - rich or poor, healthy or sick, alive or dead."
"Matt Chandler mines the riches of this great Bible book to teach us to never be content with stagnant Christianity." Read what Kyle Idleman and other pastors and authors are saying about the new book.
"Overall, the letter to the Philippians is colored with favor. It may be, then, that this letter is the best New Testament picture we have of what a maturing church looks like and what maturing people do."
Read more from Matt on his blog at the Resurgence website here.
Like most of his letters to churches, Paul was writing to a church in crisis. The church was splitting at the seams, so Philippians was a call to remind them of their Lord and refocus them back on who they really were.
Chandler is full of anecdotes, gospel centered truths and of course, his wit (which in my opinion, is unmatched). Young and old, I'd encourage you to pick up this book.
Even among the more obviously sincere believers, maturity can be hard to find. This is due largely to the simple fact that maturity is hard.
If you are looking for a guide to Philippians you could do a lot worse than choosing a man who has looked death in the eye and emerged as one determined to live every day for Jesus with joy.