Purcellville, VA – Matt Chandler, Lead Teaching Pastor of The Village Church, President of the Acts29 Network, and author of several books including The Mingling of Souls, has signed a two-book contract with The Good Book Company. The books were acquired by TGBC’s Editorial Director, Carl Laferton.
The first title, Take Heart, is scheduled for release in March 2018 and will be co-authored with David Roark, Creative and Resources Director for The Village Church. Take Heart will galvanize believers to live with true Christian courage in the midst of a rapidly changing culture. A second book will follow in the fall, and will be written to show non- and nominal-Christians how Jesus brings real joy at Christmas.
Matt Chandler said: “For really the first time in our history, the church in the US is being pushed to the margins of culture, leading to fear and anxiety. But that is actually a space where the church can thrive. God’s word shows us how to live courageously in a changing society, specifically a culture growing increasingly skeptical and hostile toward Christianity. That’s what we need to be doing today—which is why I’m excited to be writing this book.”
“Matt is an extremely gifted communicator, so we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with him on these two titles,” said Carl Laferton. “The continued growth of both The Village Church and the Acts29 Network under Matt’s leadership show how passionate, Jesus-centered evangelism and discipleship produce real transformation. So we’re excited to bring Matt’s compelling teaching to an even wider audience.”
About Matt Chandler: Matt Chandler is Lead Teaching Pastor of The Village Church and President of the Acts29 Network. He is author of several books including The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel. He lives in Texas with his wife Lauren and their three children.
About The Good Book Company: The Good Book Company is an international Christian publisher of biblical, relevant and accessible resources, which is passionate about the Lord Jesus, his word, his church and his gospel of grace. TGBC’s Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation to over 35 languages worldwide.