In Book #2 of the Core Conviction Series, Matthew Maher offers an
unexpected Voice Apart as the mission of his heart.
Unchained, a compilation of columns written while confined
in prison and continued upon release for a weekly newspaper,
proves that nothing in this world can silence a voice sent
back from the grave of failure to speak life.
“Hi Matt, Thanks for speaking at our Methodist Church in Collingswood this past Sunday. You are definitely showing God’s light in this fallen world.
Don’t lose your passion for the message you bring especially to the young people. This world needs many more like you who are willing to be the “thermostat.”
God Bless you always!”
Michelle Collingswood, NJ
"As always, Matt draws a crowd after his heartfelt presentation. @mattmaherstory #DonBosco #DecisionsDetermineDestiny"
@SF_JenYoung State Farm Rep
Matthew Maher has gone from
pro to con to Christ (From the heights
of success to the flatline of failure). As a professional soccer player, he followed
the trends of the world while ignoring the truth of God’s Word.
As a result, in 2009, a life-altering failure would change his trajectory and have him collide head-on with the redemption of the Savior. Now he is no longer persuaded by the trends of the culture around him and is committed to share the truth of Christ within him, whatever the cost.
Truth Over Trend was birthed out of the conviction of redemption.
There is nothing too dirty that God cannot wash with His mercy. And not only does His grace sanitize the shame in the soul, but His love stabilizes the hurt in the heart. "He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5).
To behold the love of God is to be held by the love of God. Because when we lift up our eyes, we allow Him to lift the burdens from our lives. "I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth" (Psalm 121:1-2).