Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Consumer Christianity

a Biblical thought...
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 22:16)

a Book thought...
I am sure that nothing would gratify God more, my comrades, than to take everything that is unclean out of your hearts and lives. (p35)
a Dave thought...
Consumer Christianity: A divergent form of the Christian faith followed by many in Western culture easily identified by large quantities of Jesus-branded merchandise but lacking Jesus' character, self-sacrifice, or prophetic voice.

Skye Jethani's new book The Divine Commodity explores how consumerism has impacted our understanding of church, worship, mission, community, and God. He also offers insights into how we can overcome the influence of "Consumer Christianity" and awaken our imaginations through practicing private and corporate spiritual disciplines.

I have read the beginning of this book online and it is excellent, if you want to check it out the first 23 pages are found @ http://www.skyejethani.com/the-divine-commodity-3/

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Lonnie said...

Shouldn't any book titled "The Divine Commodity" at least be available as a free download?