The last few years have seen increasing volume of writing by the `young, restless, Reformed' tribe......so inevitably this new title asks, what does this book add to the market? Matt Chandler here encourages readers to make the gospel explicit rather than revert to the "moralistic, therapeutic deism" that most professing believers falsely assume is authentic Christianity. Central to this book is the aching truth, that we could talk `about' and yet miss the `core' of the gospel and so comes Chandlers, arrow-focus challenge to biblical root it all in Gods revelation in Jesus.
Chandler is a really great Bible teacher and also a funny & authentic man in Christ. Chandler writes like he preaches & the overall tone of this is great. Here there is a rigour and yet connecting love to the good news and the resulting expression of this explicit gospel. We are beckoned on ground and air approach, for we are to be both message-minded and mission-minded. Wonderfully beyond the standard clichés of evangelical culture. This is puritan in theology, missional in emphasis & fuel for the soul!