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PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities
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PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities

$12.00 $29.99
Author: Ben Kirby

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 256


Founder of the phenomenon social media account PreachersNSneakers tackles how faith, capitalism, consumerism, and (wannabe) celebrity have collided and asks both believers and nonbelievers alike: how much is too much What started as a joke account on Instagram has turned into a movement. Through this provocative project, the founder of PreachersNSneakers is helping thousands of Jesus followers wrestle with the inevitable dilemmas created by our Western culture obsessed with image and entertainment. In PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities, Ben Kirby approaches many of the difficult questions plaguing countless Christians' minds, presenting experiences and input from both sides of difficult questions, such as: Should pastors grow wealthy off of religion, and can their churches ever be too large Do we really believe that divine blessings are monetary, or is that just religious wallpaper to hide our own greed Is there space in Christendom for celebrities like Kanye and Bieber to exist without distorting the good news What about this: Is it wrong for someone-even wrong for author Ben Kirby-to call out faith leaders online and leverage "cancel culture" to affect change PreachersNSneakers will navigate these challenging questions and many more with humor, wit, candor, and a few never-before-published hijinks. Each chapter will explore the various sides of the debate, holding space for us to make up our own minds. This book is not about finding the perfect, "right" way to do something, but instead learning how to articulate what we believe, why we believe it, and what to do when we want to stand up against cultural norms. This book will doubtlessly become a staple for church small groups, college ministries, and book clubs, emboldening struggling believers who want to live a more genuine faith. After all, the Lord works in mysterious colorways.
  • Author: Ben Kirby

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Tags: August-2022, March-2022, Paperback / softback, Philosophy, Philosophy & Religion, Religion
  • Barcode: 9780785238836
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