Trouble with Paris Following Jesus in a World of Plastic Promises

ISBN-10: 0849919991
ISBN-13: 9780849919992
Edition: 2008
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Description: What if you're living in the wrong reality? Doesn't everyone want the good life these days? Our shopping mall world offers us a never-ending array of pleasures to explore. Consumerism promises us a vision of heaven on earth-a reality that's  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

What if you're living in the wrong reality? Doesn't everyone want the good life these days? Our shopping mall world offers us a never-ending array of pleasures to explore. Consumerism promises us a vision of heaven on earth-a reality that's hyper-real. We've all experienced hyperreality: a candy so 'grape-ey' it doesn't taste like grapes any more; a model's photo so manipulated that it doesn't even look like her; a theme park version of life that tells us we can have something better than the real thing. But what if this reality is not all that it's cracked up to be? Admit it, we've been ripped off by our culture and its version of reality that leaves us lonely, bored, and trapped. But what's the alternative? In The Trouble With Paris, pastor Mark Sayers shows us how the lifestyles of most young adults (19-35) actually work against a life of meaning and happiness to sabotage their faith. Sayers shows how a fresh understanding of God's intention for our world is the true path to happiness, fulfillment, and meaning.

Mark Sayers is Director of �ber, a ministry that specializes in issues of youth and young adult discipleship. He is also pastor of Red East Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is a highly sought after speaker and thinker in the areas of Generation Y, pop culture and mission.

Acknowledgments
Hyperreality
Why Your Faith Does Not Work
Welcome to Hyperreality
The Whole of Life As Shopping: Hyperconsumerism
Hyperconsumerism As Religion
It's All About You!
Reality
How Hyperreality Makes Us Unhappy
The Rub Between Real Life and Hyperreality
How Hyperreality Ruins Faith
Hyperreal Christianity
God's Reality
Good-bye to the Plastic Jesus of Hyperreality
A Fight for the Future
God's Reality Now
Six Keys to Living Well Within God's Reality
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