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No Mere Mortals Couple's Bundle

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Toby J. Sumpter

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Toby Sumpter is a pastor at Christ Church, founding co-host of the CrossPolitic show and podcast, and author of Job Through New Eyes: A Son for Glory and Blood Bought World. He writes regularly at his blog Having Two Legs. He and his wife Jenny live in Moscow, Idaho with their four children.


PUB. DATE: December 1, 2020
AUTHOR: Toby Sumpter  
PAGE COUNT: 220 pages (Book) and 81 pages (Workbook)

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How well do you know the immortal soul you have agreed to marry? 

Look Inside the Workbook

This bundle contains two copies of the book two copies of the Couple's Workbook. 

How well do you know the immortal soul you have agreed to marry?

The workbook helps you walk through important topics to cover for a potent, healthy, lifelong marriage. 

This workbook contains

  • Discussion questions to No Mere Mortals
  • Space for you both to record your answers 
  • Activities
  • Takeaways and highlights
  • Additional "study the Word" sections for each chapter. 
  • A suggested premarital counseling guide to take couples through No Mere Mortals in eight weeks. 

A man should look at his wife or fiancée and gasp

Look Inside the Book

Do you know what God has given you or is in the process of giving you?

That woman, that terrifying, glorious woman made in His image, was created by God and redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit has taken up residence in her. She is of immense value to God. She is precious to Him. She is His daughter, an heir of the promise, a co-heir of the grace of life with you.

Do you feel that?

Does it make your chest knot up?

Do you get a little bit afraid? Maybe a lot afraid?

Good. Hold that pose.

In recent decades, we have essentially reduced marriage to a permanent roommate situation with sexual benefits. But marriage is not about something as low-stakes as “who gets to control the remote.”

Your husband or wife is no mere mortal, but an eternal soul who is going to grow closer to God or further from Him because they are married to you. Add children to the mix—even more eternal souls!

That’s why the biblical picture of the family is something far more powerful, far more dangerous, far more glorious—far more like a nuclear reactor than anything else in modern society.

This book is for your marriage if you're: 


You just got married and you’re wanting to make sure the cement dries and the foundation is plumb.

Married for years

You’re looking for some retooling, a refresher, a little brush-up on what this whole marriage thing is.

Married and in trouble

You’re looking for real, clear help. Now.


You’re just engaged and looking to start off your new life together on the right path.

Here's what you'll get in this book.

  1. Biblical foundations for the covenant of marriage
    1. Marry in the Lord 
      The true blessing of Christian marriage
    2. Rightly Ordered Love Life 
      The priorities of Christian reverence
    3. Taking Out the Garbage 
      The differences and duties of forgiveness and trust
    4. Covenant Asymmetry 
      The freedom and splendor of God-ordained roles
  2. A clear understanding of his headship and her submission - Ephesians 5:22-33
    1. Submission in the Lord 
      The free commitment to a husband’s authority
    2. Don’t Shipwreck the Headship 
      The man’s role to assume and speak as the authority
    3. Going Into the Fire First 
      The glory of a husband ready to die and lead first
    4. Water of the Word 
      The mystery of marriage and responsibility to nourish and cherish a wife
  3. Wisdom to stay faithful and obedient when marriage gets difficult- 1 Peter 3:1-7
    1. Deeper Magic, Deeper Power 
      The wisdom and power of God in your weakness
    2. How to Win a Man 
      The virtues that catch and win a man without a word
    3. Biblical Beauty 
      The beauty of a woman dying and rising daily in Christ
    4. Whose Daughters You Are 
      The fruitful obedience and motherhood of the daughters of Sarah
    5. Dwelling with Knowledge 
      The understanding and intimacy between husband and wife
    6. Strength to Honor the Weaker Vessel 
      The strength and prayers of a man for her honorable weakness
  4. Answers to big questions about sex, divorce, weddings, compatibility, and more 
    1. Babies, Birth Control, and Barrenness 
      The wisdom of life “better than” foolishness
    2. How Far is Too Far? 
      The preparation today for your practices tomorrow
    3. What Do You Think About….? 
      The expectations and answers every engaged couple must have
    4. What the Bible Says about Divorce 
      The defense and violence of divorce and moving on
    5. A Theology of Wedding & Receptions 
      The essentials and meaning of a covenant in community
    6. Sample Wedding Ceremony 
      The elements of the ceremony

No Mere Mortals: Marriage for People Who Will Live Forever shows how husbands can lead their wives, and how wives can follow their husbands, and how both together, building on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ, can shape future generations and the world.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
J C.
Well received gifts

We bought the couple’s bundle for two of our adult children. One is married and they had already read the book and did not realize there was a workbook. The other is getting married this spring and was happy to have the book and workbook. They opened them at Christmas and all four decided to go though it together. What a blessing to see that unfold.

Richard P.

An excellent devotional for a husband and his wife!

Tony C.
40 and Counting

After 40 years of marriage, we felt a review of what it takes for a Godly marriage couldn’t hurt! We have both been greatly blessed by this book, and it’s teachings have brought us closer together than we’ve been in some tme.

Josh D.
Excellent Valentines Day Gift

I purchased this bundle as a Valentines Day gift for my wife and I. We were married last June and are committed to a Christ centered life and marriage. The workbook bundle helps give us a structure for discussing the important issues in each chapter. We are still working through it, but so far it is great!

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