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Take Heart

Christian Courage in the Age of Unbelief

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How to look around positively and reach out confidently in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

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Christendom is dead. But maybe that’s a good thing...

The Christian culture that has underpinned Western society for centuries has been eroded. We're now at the point where to disagree with people on issues such as marriage and sexuality, is seen as hateful. Christians are no longer seen as honorable, but as bigots. But history testifies that the more people try to destroy Christianity, the more it grows. So we are entering an exciting period of time because we’re back in the place where Christ’s church can thrive - at the margins of society.

In this stirring, passionate book, Matt Chandler shows us we need Christian courage like never before, and how to live with compassion and conviction, able to look around positively and reach out confidently.

It encourages us not to be thwarted by fear, but to depend on God and have confidence that Christ will build his church, despite continual marginalization. A must-read for any Christian who wants to understand how to stand firm and walk forwards in an increasingly secular culture.

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  • 1. Which C?
    2. How We Got to Where We Are
    3. Finding Courage: The God We Look To
    4. Finding Courage: The Story We Live In
    5. Finding Courage: The Ground We Stand On
    6. The Surprising Place We Display Our Courage
    7. The Call

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Contributors Matt Chandler
ISBN 9781784983161
Format Paperback
First published March 2018
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.2"
Weight 5.04 oz
Case quantity 80
Language English
Pages 128
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Timothy Keller

The late Founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and Chairman of Redeemer City to City.

This is a much-needed reminder that gospel Christianity thrives when it is out of power, and that Christian courage comes from trusting not in cultural power but in God’s power and grace.

Eric Mason

Founder and Lead Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship, Philadelphia

Matt is a voice I trust. In times of significant cultural shift in the world, we need courage. Instead of walking in fear and making false proclamations about the church’s mortality, we must brace ourselves for a deeper sense of commitment to courageous engagement. Pick up this book to get pointed in the right direction, and walk in commitment to strategic courage in this time of shifting uncertainty.

Karen Swallow Prior

Author of Fierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

For many of us, these seem hard days indeed to be a Christian. But by reminding us of the church’s long, rich history and of God’s strong, constant love, shows us that even in this difficult age, believers have every reason for courage and to be of good cheer.

Independent reviews

If you are struggling this book will give you hope,

Alistair Chalmers, That Happy Certainty

This is a very helpful quick read that puts our culture in its context, helps us understand church history and gives practical insights into how to live as a Christian in a world that is trying to fight Christianity and forget about God... continue reading


This is a solid, biblical, encouraging reminder to ‘take heart, have courage’

Thomas Creedy, Thomas Creedy

Whilst the authors of this book are American, this is a book for the whole of the church in the West. This is a good book for the time we find ourselves in.... continue reading

A small book that packs an enormous punch and is just so encouraging.

David Robertson, The Wee Flea

Matt Chandler has something to say to the whole church. Take Heart is small, but has depth and power. Highly recommended for any Christian.... continue reading

Customer reviews

April 16, 2019

“Really helpful”

This book is really helpful for anyone looking towards the future and worrying about Christians and the church in our current culture.

April 9, 2018

“Exciting introduction, great interest in reading, need encouragement at this time.”

Will be looking to purchase multiple copies to give to family and friends. A much needed word of encouragement in today's culture.

March 31, 2018

“The “simmer down - it’ll be okay” book ”

This is an easy read, yet very insightful book. I’ve heard the argument many times from those around me in my parents small country town - “America is a Christian Nation!” When, in reality, it’s not. America is a melting pot of different cultures and beliefs. Matt brings that mind set front and center in this book.

I think it’s a great book for my 17 year old to read so I’m going to pass it along to her as well.

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