This is Chandler's first book. I've listened to his sermons, followed his battle with a brain tumor, and admired his passion for and communication of "that which is of first importance."
And this book, eagerly anticipated, does not disappoint.
I said in the earlier post that I offer a money-back guarantee...if you order the book using the link below (from Amazon), read it and don't think it was worth the dough, let me know and I'll send you a check.
Want a nibble?
Here you go:
"For some reason - namely our depravity - we have a tendency to think that the cross saves us from past sin, but after we are saved, we have to take over and clean ourselves up. This sort of thinking is devastating to the soul. We call this the 'assumed gospel,' and it flourishes when well-meaning teachers, leaders, and preachers set out to see lives first and foremost conformed to a pattern of behavior (religion) and not transformed by the Holy Spirit's power (gospel)." (emphasis added)
"We were not created as some missing link in God's emotional experience."
"From beginning to end, the Scriptures reveal that the foremost desire of God's heart is not our salvation but rather the glory of His own name."
Like it? Provoked? Maybe even a bit ruffled?