October Book Giveaway – His Blood Works by Alan Stibbs

Our October Book Giveaway features His Blood Works:  The Meaning of the Word ‘blood’ in Scripture by Alan Stibbs. Here is a brief description of this great little book:

Did you know that the blood of Christ is mentioned more times in the New Testament than the cross or even the death of Christ? But what is the significance of this fact? What does it tell us about the sacrifice of Christ and how does this emphasis on his blood help us in understanding the finished work of Christ on the cross? Alan Stibbs dispels any misconceptions that people may have about Jesus’ blood and its work by examining the Old and New Testament. The author gives us the Biblical understanding of the meaning of the blood which equates to the purposeful and effective laying down of a life. We will find that indeed His Blood Works!

This contest is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This contest is limited to residents of the 48 state continental United States and the UK..
  • The contest will run through end of day October 31, 2011.
  • After the contest closes, we will choose 3 winners, who will each receive 1 copy of the book.

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  • http://www.craighurst.wordpress.com Craig Hurst

    (1) It is in line with the requirement of the OT sin sacrifices which required blood to be spilled as a covering for sin. It fulfills what they looked forward to.

    (2) Probably not but it might depend on the kind of church/denomination you attend or the pastor you have.

  • http://missionsoutlook.blogspot.com Andrew Wencl

    1) The life is in the blood. The shedding of Christ’s blood was necessary for our salvation, so a proper understanding of the blood is very important. The wages of sin is death, and blood is it’s currency.

    2) The blood of Christ does not get the “sole” attention of most books and sermons, but it is certainly very important either implicitly or explicitly, in some authors’ books. John Piper just released Bloodlines, after all, showing that the blood of Christ is important to race relations.

  • http://www.scripturezealot.com Scripture Zealot

    I know that blood means death. So Christ’s sacrifice needed to be death which is extremely significant. There are more aspects of it I’d like to learn.

    The books I’ve read have enough in them about blood and hymns and some songs do but I really don’t know about preaching. It needs to be explained but not shied away from because it’s such a large part of the sacrificial system that God requires and that He saved us from.
    Jeff

  • http://keepingthemainthing.blogspot.com Chris Land

    1. Blood represents life. As we shed blood of a sacrifice for sin, we are taking the life of another so another can be made right before God. Jesus spilled his blood for us so that we can be made right with God and access to God, not just get eternal life.

    2. In some of our churches I think the blood of Christ is taught faithfully in accordance with the scriptures, but in some others I do not think they teach it very well. I know our church sings about the blood of Christ and our pastor has mentioned without devoting a whole sermon on the subject which I hope that changes. There are some books on the blood of Christ, but I think there needs to be more.

  • Joel de Leon

    The answer to the first question is summed up quite neatly in Hebrews 9:22:
    “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”
    If Christ had not died for his people, then no one will be saved; everyone is condemned to suffer God’s wrath, if Christ had not made atonement for his elect.

    The answer to the second question depends upon where one is looking. In many churches and groups today, sin and the corresponding punishment (death) for it is de-emphasized so it wouldn’t be surprising to find a lack of emphasis on Christ’s blood. Those authors and preachers who are true to the Gospel, the good news of salvation by free grace, do speak of it but I am not sure whether the theme of the blood of Christ does get the proper emphasis it deserves.

  • http://www.eph514blog.weebly.com Matthew White

    1. Blood represents the price that is required to cleanse us of our sins. Jesus’ blood represented the ultimate price paid to cleanse us all.
    2. Not at all. Most people are afraid to mention the word blood.

  • http://www.fromthebook.org Greg Wilson

    * Why is our understanding of word ‘blood’ in scripture significant in relation to the cross and atonement?
    Because of its relation to sacrifice all through the Old Testament

    * Is there enough emphasis on the blood of Christ in the books and sermons of our day?
    No there is not

  • Stuart Chaplin

    – Blood is a theologically loaded term which carries with it a wider Biblical significance. This helps us to see the atonement within the fullness of salvation history.
    – While the death of Christ is emphasised, and sacrificial terms are used, blood is used more rarely – although it can be found more frequently in our hymnery.

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  • Katherine Aitken

    Our understanding of the word ‘blood’ in scripture is significant in relation to the cross and atonement because the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all of our sin when he died on the cross, and brought forgiveness for us all. Blood is all cleansing as described in Hebrews.

    Is there enough emphasis on the blood of Christ in the books and sermons of our day? This very much depends on which books you read, and which Church/Denomination you attend.

  • Heather S

    His blood represents the absolute redemption of Gods children! Such an important fact!

    No I don’t think it’s preached or talked about often enough these days.

  • Asa V

    First, our understanding of the blood is of utmost importance. The blood, as understood in biblical times, was the life the creature, and so a strong understanding of the blood is necessary to grasp Christ’s sacrifice. It’s a theme started in Genesis (how God atoned for Adam’s and Eve’s sin), though the Levitical law period through the New Testament.

    I honestly don’t think there is enough emphasis on the blood…but’s it’s because I don’t think there’s enough emphasis on the effects of sin. Understanding sin is necessary to understanding the redemption of the blood…and the cross.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/shirleynorrie Shirley Norrie

    As the lyrics to In Christ Alone, Keith Getty & Stuart Townend’s song, proclaim so powerfully, ‘Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me / For I am His and He is mine / Bought with the precious blood of Christ’. Only the precious sacrifice of our Saviour’s blood can grant us lives free from fear.

    Emphasis on the blood of Christ could be stronger in our books, apart from discerning publishers such as Christian Focus!However you will always find it in a church that preaches the Gospel faithfully.