We all know Paul's iconic words from the book of Philippians: "To live is Christ, to die is gain..." They are taught to us as children, reiterated in our youth, expounded upon in our adulthood, perhaps even memorized and quoted frequently in our personal lives. But are we really getting it?
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.
|Publisher||David C. Cook|
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