Nicer car, bigger house, whatever your heart desires. Everybody wants to live The Good Life. But what happens when dreams become nightmares and the promise of freedom leads to a life of imprisonment? What happens when you discover that all that's gold loses its glitter? Maybe the rich and famous aren't living The Good Life. Maybe our dreams are rooted in lies. And maybe, just maybe those who have less really have more. What is The Good Life...really?
In this book, titled after his acclaimed fourth album, The Good Life, Christian rap artist and author, Trip Lee, unveils what the world, the flesh and the devil promote as the ultimate and most satisfying life. He then explains what The Good Life really is: a life within our reach and yet beyond anything this world has to offer. Imagine: The Good Life.
Fresh and faithful. Fun and filling.
-Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and author of 9 Marks of a Healthy Church
My entire ministry has been focused on speaking to my generation. As I struggle with my concerns for the next one, Trip Lee erases my worries with this brilliant body of work. Inside each chapter speaks a young man who cares about the streets as well as protecting the Holy Scriptures. I am proud to know truth will continue through Trip Lee.
-Kirk Franklin, Grammy winning gospel artist
Trip Lee has been worth listening to for some time. Now we know he is worth reading too. This brief book is an excellent introduction to the Christian faith, communicated in a way that is authentic and accessible. I'm thankful for this wonderful brother, for his humility, for his theological conviction, and for his growing influence. Most of all, I'm thankful for the way he points me to the glory of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
-Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church and author of Just Do Something
The Good Life is not a silly book about how to get whatever you might wish for in this life. Nor is it a book about how to become rich and famous...or even a well-known Christian hip-hop artist. It's a beautiful retelling of the simple gospel story, that all we need is found in our Savior, and all the suffering and waiting for heaven we do in this world is nothing in comparison to the good life that is given us freely in Christ. Our idols will never satisfy us; the good things in our lives were never meant to be our gods, they were meant to tell us that there is something more. The Good Life is a really good book. Buy one for yourself and buy some to give away to friends who need to hear the good news again.
-Elyse Fitzpatrick, Author of Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life
Knowledgeable and personable. Witty and insightful. Serious and joyful. Trip Lee makes a wonderful tour guide to the good life. You'd expect a rapper to be a proponent of all that's worldly and materialistic. Not this rapper. Lee explores rival worldviews and points us to that one truly good life established by the only One who is good. Read and discover what's good.
-Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Grand Cayman and author of The Gospel for Muslims and What is a Healthy Church Member?
Trip represents the gracious movement of God in the church, calling a new generation to a very old message. Trip is both a skilled communicator and capable theologian, and I gladly commend both this book, and his ministry. What would it look like for Jesus to be Lord of the hip-hop culture? You'll catch a glimpse of it in this book.
-J.D. Greear, Pastor of the Summit Church and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary
The Good Life is like an alarm clock that awakens you to a whole new way of thinking about life. Trip has done an amazing job of giving us a relevant and revolutionary approach to finding the good life.
-Bryan Carter, Senior Pastor of Concord Church
The Good Life is one the most culturally intelligent, biblically saturated presentation of what God intends for men and women that American Christianity has produced in decades. Lee is masterful at applying the scope of the gospel to the idols and disordered loves that tempt all of us to distrust the goodness of God. The Good Life will enrich those who are mature believers as well as those investigating the claims of Christ for the first time.
-Anthony B. Bradley, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at The King's College and author of Liberating Black Theology
Thankfully there are some clear, biblical, and prophetic voices coming from Christian hip-hop. Trip Lee is one of them. In this book, Trip reminds us that we serve a good God who intends good for his people. This book on the good life is a good read.
-Anthony Carter, Lead Pastor of East Point Church and author of Black and Reformed
With Trip having such a transcultural platform and influence I'm grateful that his writings on the essence of a good life are available. He gives potent insight on finding satisfaction in God alone, redefining what most people view as good, and unveiling what God defines as a truly good life. Get it. Read it.
-Lecrae, Grammy nominated rapper and co-owner of Reach Records