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Theology That Sticks

Hymn-writer and experienced pastor Chris Anderson unpacks God’s amazing gift of music and the role it can play in the life of every Christian. This fresh, engaging book offers a song selection strategy—a biblical grid that answers common questions in today’s world of Christian music.

What we sing matters.

This book considers what Scripture says about the kinds of songs Christians should sing and helps believers choose them intentionally and objectively.

Packed with Features

Theology That Sticks includes 12 chapters exploring principles for Christian song selection. It's also stuffed with extras and full of practical wisdom!

“Grace Notes”

Reflection and discussion questions for group and class study

Tips & Ideas

Seasoned advice for hymn-writers, musicians, and tech teams

“Bonus Tracks”

Appendix with compelling quotes about singing and hymns

Song Lists

Curated topical lists of new and old hymns for public or private use

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Read through Chapter 1 and browse the Table of Contents

“Music is a gift from God and a powerful force for good. As a pastor, father, and Christian, I want to help believers make better music choices. Let’s sing intentionally!”
Chris Anderson
Meet the Author

Chris Anderson

In many ways, Chris Anderson was born to write this book. From the halls of his childhood home to the halls of the churches he pastored for 25 years, Chris has experienced the life-changing power of Christian music.

Chris is an author, church-planter, pastor, hymn-writer, and all-around music junkie. And he brings all of these experiences to the table in Theology That Sticks. He’s written more than 30 hymns including “His Robes for Mine,” all meant to stir believers and churches to love and devotion for Christ.

Currently, Chris travels as Senior VP for Global Opportunities with Biblical Ministries Worldwide preaching, teaching, recruiting, and championing the cause of the Great Commission wherever and however he can.

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Preorders Are Open

Exclusive gifts included with every preorder! Learn more here.

A thoughtful compendium of biblical reasons why the teaching of sound doctrine through hymns is so vital to the life and well-being of the church.

—John MacArthur


Here’s what other pastors and musicians are saying about Theology That Sticks

“I have found a resource that I will reach for first on the topic of worship.”
Jim Newcomer
“If there is one message this generation needs to hear, it is precisely the message of this book: It matters what we sing!”
Conrad Mbewe
“A thoughtful book bristling with biblical guidance designed to help Christians worship God with theological depth and power.”
Milton Vincent
“It’s an unmistakable message that’s pastoral, winsome, and direct: What we sing about God is eternally important.”
Dan Kreider
“Packed with a plethora of insightful quotes and loaded with lists of hymns in every category imaginable, this volume is one I wish every pastor, church music leader, and believer would read.”
Matt Merker
“Chris has given the church a thorough, theologically rich resource for recovering the glorious place of song in our worship gatherings.”
Steve Green
“Great hymns make our theology sing. This book will be a help to all who want to seriously consider this well-deserved subject.”
Matt Boswell
“This is one of the best, most balanced books I have ever read on church music. A must-read for any church leader!”
Jim Tillotson

Preorder Specials

For a limited time, take advantage of these exclusive preorder gifts for Theology That Sticks!

  • All preordered copies signed by the author
  • Free devotionalGospel Meditations for the Church—shipped with every copy preordered
  • Quick reference PDF of all topical song lists from the book, beautifully designed to match

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