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Blood-Bought World

Narrated by: Toby J. Sumpter
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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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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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.

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Blessing from beginning to end.

Well written and challenging call to humble submission to Christ with a sword in our hand and the words of Jesus in our hearts

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Get this. You need to hear this.

This book (audio book) is amazing. Toby sumpter delivers the gospel in such a way you will want to drop everything and serve him, love your wife, love your kids, and drop to your knees and worship the true triune God.

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Life changing!!!

This book encouraged me to be the Christan I knew I should be. For some reason, even in churches, people aren't willing to tell believers to act like their God is King. The result is a wimpy gospel with wimpy Christians. This book is a wake up call that couldn't be more timely. This book tells Christians to start living by the power of the Holy Spirit, to trust Jesus (with everything), and to live like sons and daughters of the King of Kings. You won't be the same at the end of this book. It will shake you into action and a deeper love for Jesus, or it will make you angry and face the fact that you don't really want to be His disciple. A must read (or listen).