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To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain
By Matt Chandler
What People Are Saying
"Matt's words will kick you in the tail in the best way. We don't want to live numb, and we often need a kick to remember life isn't a game and God is no myth. You will find yourself craving God again and craving everything else a little less."
—Jennie Allen, author of Anything
"To know Jesus is the essence of life, and I love how Matt Chandler stirs up our affections for Him in his book To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain. 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/Passion Conferences and author of Indescribable
"The church has been blessed by the book of Philippians ever since Paul wrote it, and this presentation of it is fresh and powerful. Matt mines the riches of this great Bible book to teach us to never be content with stagnant Christianity."
—Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church and bestselling author of Not a Fan
"I trust Matt Chandler to speak on any biblical issue, but especially on discipleship. This book will help you live as Jesus would if He were in your place."
—Dr. Darrin Patrick, founding pastor of the Journey and author of For the City, Church Planter, and The Dude's Guide to Manhood
"Few men whom I have personally known have truly suffered. Even fewer have I known who have suffered well. Matt Chandler is one of them. Matt has written an excellent book reminding us that one of our primary callings as followers of Christ is to die to ourselves and that only through that death can we truly live."
—Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at the Austin Stone Community Church and coauthor of The Real Win
"Matt Chandler has offered readers rich biblical wisdom in his writings thus far, and To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain is no exception. This book calls us to follow Jesus with everything we've got. It's as simple and as profound as that. This powerful new work cuts through all the trappings and goes to the heart of the gospel: Jesus. Highly recommended!"
—Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker
"Matt Chandler is a man captivated by Jesus, the gospel, and grace. In this, his latest book, he takes us on a journey into the depths of Paul's famous letter to the Philippians and reveals the full beauty of a life so centered on Jesus that all else pales in comparison."
—Larry Osborne, pastor of North Coast Church and author of Sticky Church