Synopses & Reviews
The Bible is full of stories that make us uncomfortable: Israelites stoned adulterers, slaves were told to obey masters, Jesus declared that sinners go to hell, and God commanded His people to kill others, both young and the old alike. In response, many of us opt for a feel-good faith by embracing only the socially acceptable verses and passages.
In Uncensored, Brian Cosby disrupts this deadly trajectory by explaining why all Scripture is God-breathed, holy, and essential to us as believers. And he invites you to quit hiding behind the fig leaf of half-truth and embrace a healthy, passionate faith.
"A sensible, accessible, and informed guide to help us have greater confidence in God’s Word. This book will give you a new appreciation for how all the pieces of the Bible fit together into a coherent story."
“Those who are committed to living, believing, and embracing ‘the whole counsel of God’ are never at liberty to sift through verses, discarding those less desirable to our thinking and personal philosophy. Brian Cosby does an excellent job of demonstrating the danger and unhealthy consequences to our Christian faith if we choose to ignore or censor difficult portions of Scripture. Uncensored is a clear call to embrace the whole of Scripture so that it will capture your heart and mind, radically driving you forward in your Christian journey.”
“In my own Christian life, I know how it can be all too easy to ignore difficult passages in favor of ones that are encouraging. This is why Dr. Brian Cosby wrote his excellent new book, Uncensored. This book will help readers learn how to live their lives under the authority of the Word of God. I highly recommend this book and believe as you read the contents it will help you grow in your knowledge of, love for, and enjoyment of living by God’s Word.”
“If we are honest, most of us would admit that we have—at some time or another—stumbled across those portions of Scripture that have left us confused (even troubled) regarding their precise meaning and place in the Bible. Additionally, most of us have had uncomfortable conversations with family members, friends, and coworkers who have insisted that they do not believe in the God of the Bible on account of particular verses or subjects in Scripture. In the postmodern and pluralistic society in which we live, there is a dire need for us to understand the more challenging passages and subjects of Scripture and to be able to intelligently explain them to others. Whether it is the doctrine of creation or the doctrine of hell, the problem of evil, the redemptive-historical structure of Scripture regarding the Law of God, or the Bible’s teaching about the role of husbands and wives, Brian Cosby has given us a guide to help us read the Bible uncensored.”
"In a world where nothing shameful is now censored, it’s strange that the church is censoring what it has no reason to be ashamed of. Brian Cosby’s needed and helpful book will help many Christians to understand, defend, and promote their faith, and enable them not only to say 'I am not ashamed of the Gospel,' but also 'I am not ashamed of the Bible.'"
The Bible is brimming with passages that can make Christians blush, squirm, or reel with embarrassment. In response, many opt for a feel-good faith by embracing only the socially acceptable verses or safe topics like “success” to win people over. Uncensored reveals the power when we accept all of God’s Word.
About the Author
Brian Cosby is the author of numerous books including Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture. He is senior pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee and is visiting professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Tennessee with their three children.