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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (132 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Skye Jethani Narrator: Tom Casaletto Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780310302308
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"The challenge facing Christianity today is not a lack of motivation or resources, but a failure of imagination. A growing number of people are disturbed by the values exhibited by the contemporary church. Worship has become entertainment, the church has become a shopping mall, and God has become a consumable product. Many sense that something is wrong, but they cannot imagine an alternative way. The Divine Commodity finally articulates what so many have been feeling and offers hope for the future of a post-consumer Christianity. Through Scripture, history, engaging narrative, and the inspiring art of Vincent van Gogh, The Divine Commodity explores spiritual practices that liberate our imaginations to live as Christ's people in a consumer culture opposed to the values of his kingdom. Each chapter shows how our formation as consumers has distorted an element of our faith. For example, the way churches have become corporations and how branding makes us more focused on image than reality. It then energizes an alternative vision for those seeking a more meaningful faith. Before we can hope to live differently, we must have our minds released from consumerism's grip and captivated once again by Christ. " Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Cawley | 11/11/2013

    " Fantasically clear and concise. Great conversation starter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 11/5/2013

    " A well-written diagnosis of what is seriously ailing the American church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Jones | 6/11/2013

    " Amazing book that really hits on a major problem in the modern church. Must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 3/23/2013

    " I thought I would only skim through this book. As I did, I found myself going back and reading it in its entirety. I found it worth reading, I learned a little about Vincent van Gogh along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Woodward | 11/23/2012

    " Jethani is a major van Gogh fan, and you can tell throughout this book. He refers to van Gogh, and other arts, continually. It's almost distracting. He talks about some great ideas about consumerism Christianity, but could have done it with a lot less words and references to van Gogh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 5/15/2012

    " Great book. Made for pretty convicting reading. The author makes a convincing case that the US Church is influenced more by consumerism (which is materialism on steroids) than by a biblical worldview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 5/6/2012

    " Excellent book...written to be easily understood by a non-theologian like myself...engaging writing that kept me reading...thought-provoking, critical look at today's church without being judgmental...solid foundation in Christ...I've recommended it to all of our church leaders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/5/2012

    " First book of Skye Jethani that I ever read. It's out of my custom actually to read book from other author that I barely know..but the premise is good, and the book is well-written, proof of something that is well thought, carved into words carefully and convey its message sharply. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/28/2011

    " First book of Skye Jethani that I ever read. It's out of my custom actually to read book from other author that I barely know..but the premise is good, and the book is well-written, proof of something that is well thought, carved into words carefully and convey its message sharply. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Cawley | 12/22/2010

    " Fantasically clear and concise. Great conversation starter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 11/24/2009

    " Great book. Made for pretty convicting reading. The author makes a convincing case that the US Church is influenced more by consumerism (which is materialism on steroids) than by a biblical worldview. "

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About the Narrator

Tom Casaletto is an audiobook narrator whose readings include A Kingdom Called Desire by Rick McKinley, Spiritual Rhythm by Mark Buchanan, Night over Water by Ken Follett, and numerous others.