Book Review – The Explicit Gospel (Matt Chandler)

A long awaited first book from Pastor Matt Chandler has finally broken through. Many books have rolled out recently about the necessity of re-centering biblical teaching and dialogue on the Gospel and this book definitely has not disappointed for me. The core of the book address the idea that most of us, when we talk about the Gospel (whether to a congregation, or to a friend potentially investigating Jesus), we tend to explain the Gospel implicitly, and talk about the implications of the Gospel, rather than explicitly, and talking about the Gospel in and of itself.

I personally resonate with Matt Chandler’s voice throughout the text, as his noted directness can be sensed even in text.

This book is another reminder that the Gospel must be central and must be communicated clearly and directly, not assumed. It is a fairly quick read but a worthwhile one, in my opinion.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes by Crossway Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and the views expressed in this review are my own.


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