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Shopping: Christian Explorations of Daily Living

Book discusses consumerism in the lives of Christians



In this paperback, Michelle A. Gonzalez notes that it's hard to ignore the rampant consumerism in the U.S. that seeps into all aspects of our lives. Many Christians will agree with her contention that when goods are valued more than the lives of the workers who created them, we have a spiritual problem. The culture of consumption has played a part in the destruction of the environment and the U.S. gobbling up 25 percent of the world's energy.

Gonzalez provides an overview of the
Gonzalez provides an overview of the contrast between consumer values and Christian values.


Gonzalez provides an overview of the contrast between consumer values and Christian values. She writes about the New Testament story of the rich young man, comments on Homeboy Industries in a violent area of Los Angeles, and assesses the prosperity gospel preached in many megachurches (Fortress Press).


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