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Posted April 24, 2012
This book is exactly what you would expect on two fronts. If you
This book is exactly what you would expect on two fronts. If you are at all familiar with Matt Chandler, his speaking style and his personality the approach of this book will be no surprise. The ‘are you tracking with this’ and ‘what you get is…’ explanations litter the text. Chandler has expressed the hardest part of writing was capturing ‘his voice’ in written as opposed to spoken communication however Chandler/Wilson did an excellent job of keeping it.
On the other hand the title does not leave much to curiosity. Matt does a fantastic job of explaining the Gospel in both an overarching and personal narrative perspective. He is balanced and well defined. There were a few portions that became a bit muddled as he attempted to explain something he would other wise explain easily if you were able to see his facial expressions and of course his hand gestures.
I appreciate the way in which he allowed the scripture to speak for itself. This is not Chandler’s opinion this is clearly what the Bible teaches in a way that systematically walks you through a challenging topic. While the Gospel is basic to our faith it is not easy to grasp.
My hope is that this book will help the Church in a two specific ways,
I feel that the church as a whole, especially in North Texas where we both serve, has completely lost sight of the important issue – the Gospel. With the over crowding of church selection in this community the leadership has settled for competing for sheep as opposed to advancing the work of the Kingdom. Explicit Gospel is a clearly defined battle cry. This is what it is about – anything else may not be wrong but it may not be necessary.
Secondly, on a personal note I hope this book helps to clarify some of the blatant misconceptions (read – lies) concerning reformed pastors. It is a common drum beat among uneducated clergy to villanize the Reformed/Calvinistic as unevangelistic. While this can not be further from the truth a lie repeated often enough and loud enough is believed. Matt speaks for many of the young and reformed. He does so with a passion to see souls redeemed and much made of the name of Christ. For that I appreciate him, deeply.
In my opinion the most enjoyable chapter is the eleventh in which his personal story is unfolded and the Gospel is given a real life breath in narrative. Without it the content may feel more like stale theory.
I would encourage any and everyone to read this book and let the Gospel dictate every heart beat.
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Posted February 8, 2013
Great for old and new Christians
My women's small group is going through this and I love it! There are so many scripture references, so it prompts you to spend a great deal of time in the Word throughout.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted August 24, 2012
Typical Chandler!!!! - Highly Recommended!!!
I am about halfway through the book! In typical Chandler fashion, the breakdown is clear, concise and laced with Biblical truth! I have been a fan of Chandler for about three years and this delivery meets my expectation so far. Buy it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 17, 2013
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