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If the Church is to rise up full of people who don't give a damn about the fleeting pleasures of this life and who care only for the glory of Jesus and his kingdom, we must once again grasp what made Jesus so eminently killable. If Jesus had been born in our day, the council that condemned him would have included a couple of well-known evangelical pastors, a few outspoken pro-life leaders, a conservative-libertarian-leaning politician, and at least one Bible-thumping fundamentalist. Jesus was murdered by church people, for churchy reasons. 

In Blood-Bought World, Toby J. Sumpter pinpoints the raw spots where modern-day Christians have allowed respectability, comfort, fear, love, fitness, authenticity, or other idols to become "fig leaves" to shield us from the persons of the trinity. We have relegated God to Sunday-school presentations instead of following Jesus on the path to real authority and power: the cross. 

God's undiluted sovereignty demolishes every false human claim of autonomy. Men and women who know Jesus have no patience for a polite social club with religious jargon. The real Christian faith, delivered to God's people and driven by the Holy Spirit, is a wild, rambunctious, healing force set on the redemption of the world. That is what "being Christian" means: Hello, world! Jesus bought this place with his blood. Deal with it.

©2016 Canon Press (P)2018 Canon Press

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This book is phenomenal!

Toby does a fantastic job of interweaving comedy and truth with the often-placed gut punch for the glory of Christ. If you're looking for a book your best life now, shop the book section at Wal-Mart (you get what you pay for). If you want truth without the sharp edges sanded down, get this book.

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Truth!

This is a powerful book. A blessing and a must for us all as soliton God’s army

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Will shake you out of sleep and or may offend you

The book is very interesting with a new perspective without nonsense. Could have been shorter, some ideas repeat.

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audible! No audio on this book. please restore it.

dear audible.
no audio on this book. please fix the audio problem...thank you
I don't know what happened to the Audio?

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Warning: this book will fill your bones with fire.

I’ve been a Christian for 16+ years as of this writing, and honestly have grown weary of evangelicalism. However, I’m not an advocate of deconstruction, unless that is the deconstruction of falsehood and simplistic applications and corporate slogans of modern churches. If you find yourself in the slow beta go-nowhere slog of trying to get people to church and build your organization while you wonder where your passion for Christ has gone, vision is needed. As the Beaver told Lucy on her visit to Narnia, “Aslan is not safe, but he is good,” Blood Bought World is a manifesto of good news that will fill your spine with fire, your feet with lightness, your shoulders with strength, and your voice with laughter. Let them kill us. Their plunder is at the doorstep.

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Hard hitting truth

I felt like a beast looking into a mirror... again. I have been confronted by many truths from Scripture many times, but the truths pulled here hit me blindsided. Great work deviding The Word! God bless!

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toby killed it

toby wrote and read this book and it is a blessing. must read for any christian who feels their christian life is compartmentalized.

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You may not only want to obey Jesus after reading this; you will have no excuse not to.

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Good read, highly recommend.

I really enjoyed this book. I have yet to find a Canon Press book that I can put down. Toby is exactly what I want in an author, blunt and straight up, absolutely no sugar coating, so if that is what you are wanting, this is not for you. I really enjoyed it and will absolutely listen to it again.

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Strong book for a church that needs strengthening.

This book left me more confident in God's plan for the world, and in His Church's role in that plan. And Toby did a great job narrating his own book. I recommend this book for everyone, especially weak and wimpy Christians like me.