Review of To Live Is Christ

To Live Is Christ


In his book, To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain, Pastor Matt Chandler takes a verse-by-verse look at Paul’s letter to the Philippians. This accessible commentary begins by looking at the historical record and the roots of the church to which the letter was written before Chandler expounds and explains what it means to pursue holiness and maturity in the Christian life. The author contends that an important ingredient to understanding this powerful epistle is to examine the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul so that readers may get the full picture of this biblical book in its contest and application.

There is no question that Matt Chandler has been equipped to teach the Word of God. His humor and down-to-earth style make To Live Is Christ much more than a dry exposition of solid spiritual truth. The scriptural concepts conveyed are communicated with passion, clarity, and warmth. Chandler opens up about his personal life as well, sharing some of his own struggles as he pursues sanctification as a man and a pastor. He gives helpful advice and application to those who want a closer walk with Jesus.

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain is most likely geared to Christian men, but anyone who wants a fuller understanding of Paul’s powerful letter and the process of sanctification in the believer’s life, will benefit from this book. I, for one, will be reading Matt Chandler again.

I was given a free copy by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents and three dogs, Charlie, Roscoe and Daisy.
This entry was posted in Book review, My Book Shelf, Theology and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s