discovering the joy book by andrew chalmers


Are you ready to discover the joy of representing Christ in your everyday life? 

Now more than ever, it’s time to learn how to actively share your faith to reach the world around you.

With Discovering the Joy, you will be equipped to grow in your faith, share the gospel, and see the supernatural reality of the Kingdom released everywhere you go. Through practical teaching and personal testimonies, this book will empower you with confidence to overcome the fear that’s been holding you back from moving into your destiny as a world-changer.

book cover of Discovering the Joy

In this book you will learn how to

Author Spotlight

Andrew is the founder and director of Take the City. After being radically delivered from drug addiction in 2009, he received a call to share the love of Christ across the world. Since then, he has had the opportunity to share his testimony and minister in churches, Teen Challenge programs, events, and stadiums in America and internationally. His primary goal is to abide in God’s love in such a way that he would inspire countless others to pursue God with reckless abandonment. 


“Discover the Joy” is an open door, beckoning you to step into more of the abundant life for which you were created. Filled with inspiring stories, biblical insights, and proven principles, these pages point you to living a more Jesus-shaped life which produces good fruit that lasts. Andrew is a living example of the joyful and impactful way of life this book describes, and through his testimony he offers you practical steps that will help you follow Jesus more closely.”

Bob Rognlien

“Andrew shares the kind of evangelism we have practiced and valued for four decades on the mission field — one that flows from personal intimacy with Jesus, from a prayerful life in God’s presence. It is an invitation to a fresh identity in the family of God, the life we value above everything in this world. If you want to be a worker in this harvest, be blessed by his wisdom and testimony.”
Heidi Baker Iris Global
Chris Overstreet evangelism

“The joy of knowing Jesus and the privilege that we have to share the good news with others at times is breathtaking. “Discovering the Joy” by Andrew will point you to the source of all true Joy and that is Jesus. There are very few equipping evangelists like Andrew that not only desire to see the lost saved but also desire for the church to enter into the joy of knowing Jesus and making Him known to this generation. When we only have one life to live, we live in such a way that makes sense in the light of eternity. I can get behind this book because it reflects the heart of God for us and for those that don’t know Him yet. My encouragement to you is that this book will become a tool for you to learn from, put into practice what you have learnt so that you can teach others as well. May God bless you.”

outreach global day

“Andrew’s book Discovering the Joy is life-changing. By giving multiple testimonies, tangible steps, and by being a vivid example of discovering this joy personally; Andrew not only talks about theory but takes you into very practical ways of getting the most joy possible as you live your life. 

There is no greater joy in heaven than a person turning to God and we can experience this joy.
This book is a must-read for every Christian when wanting to live a joyous life.  I’m convinced that every Christian can find true happiness by sharing his faith. Imagine that God wants to use you to write his eternal story. Discover the lifestyle of connecting people with God in everyday life.”
Every home for Christ

In his excellent book, Discovering the Joy, Andrew  takes the reader on a journey of sharing one’s faith without fear. Through vivid accounts and hands-on teaching, this compilation of compelling testimonials mixed with spiritual insights and Scriptural examples will speak to your heart as Chalmers expressively reasons with us to use our God-given purpose on earth to bring others to the joy we now have in Jesus. This book is a must-read for every believer who wants to find the true “joy of the Lord” by sharing our joy in knowing Jesus with others! 

Dick Eastman
President, Every Home for Christ


I learned about Take The City through a young lady at our church about 5 years ago and after going on my first outreach, I was HOOKED. I fell in love with the family environment, organic evangelism, and genuine love that I experience here.  The training, connections, and opportunities that I’ve been blessed with here have been nothing short of life-changing!  God bless my TTC family.