Worship More, Spend Less, Give Presence, Love All Are you tired of how consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas? This year, take a stand! Join the groundswell of Christ-followers who are choosing to make Christmas what it should be---a joyous celebration of Jesus' birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us, not a retail circus that depletes our pocketbooks and defeats our spirits. Advent Conspiracy shows you how to substitute consumption with compassion by practicing four simple but powerful, countercultural concepts: Worship Fully---because Christmas begins and ends with Jesus! Spend Less---and free your resources for things that truly matter. Give More---of your presence: your hands, your words, your time, your heart. Love All---the poor, the forgotten, the marginalized, and the sick in ways that make a difference. Find out how to have a Christmas worth remembering, not dreading. Christmas can still change the world when you, like Jesus, give what matters most---your presence. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Rick McKinley was educated at Multnomah University and earned his Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. However, most of his education has come from pastoring Imago Dei Community since 2000 with his wife Jeanne in Portland, OR. Imago Dei is now a large congregation situated in the heart of the city, reaching out to Portland through preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and creatively engaging the city for the social good. He is also the author of Jesus in the Margins and This Beautiful Mess.
Chris Seay is the pastor of Ecclesia, a progressive Christian community in Houston, Texas, recognized for exploring spiritual questions of culture and breaking new ground in art, music, and film. Chris is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded. He lives in Houston with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.
Greg Holder is lead pastor of The Crossing, a fast-growing church in the St. Louis area known for calling those from an unlikely mix of spiritual backgrounds to consider the way of Jesus. Greg is also a contributing writer for The Voice, a new translation of scripture. He lives in Wildwood, Missouri with his wife, Robin and their two girls.
Not quite what I was expecting, but a good read to help you really think about how you use your resources.Published 1 month ago by Kaitlen
This book was passed on to multiple readers. Really makes you think about the meaning of Christmas today! Would highly recommend.Published 6 months ago by mngal48
This book was used for an advent study at our church h. Amazingly powerful. User friendly. Even the children of our. Joe h became active participants. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Becky R
Teaches how to get in touch with the real meaning of Christmas through prayer and seeking Jesus, and not falling into trap of buy, buy, buy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by sandra
Giving is about blessing but materialism and over consumption poison our gift expectations. McKinley and Seay shown us a different way. Challenging and encouraging.Published 8 months ago by James R. V. Matichuk
Convicting little book. Seriously makes you think about what Christmas is all about.Published 9 months ago by Ryan Huebner
This was a different presentation, but a great message and that is why I purchased it. I shared this with members of my Bible Study group. I would purchase again. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Grandma Mar