Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism
By Ruth Valerio
How can Christians live well in a globalised, consumerist society?
Globalisation and consumerism affect every area of our lives. But it's not just about shopping; these powerful forces shape our personal lives, how we relate to one another, how we view the world - and they are having a seriously detrimental impact both on the lives of the global poor, and on the health of the planet itself.
Every Christian in every generation down through the history of the church has had to work out what it means to be a follower of Jesus in their particular culture; for us in the twenty-first century, we must think about discipleship in a globalised, consumerist context. Environmentalist and theologian Ruth Valerio examines these issues in a book that is intellectually rigorous yet practical, and as inspiring as it is challenging.
Ruth Valerio is a community activist, Christian, academic, eco-warrior, mum, author, veg grower, wife and pig keeper rolled into one. She is Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK and a Director of Cred Jewellery, the world's first fairtrade jewellery company.
She has written extensively on justice, environment and lifestyle issues for magazines such as Christianity and Third Way, and has published a bestselling book on sustainable living, L is for Lifestyle.
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09 Mar 2017
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A book that is as inspiring as it is challenging. — The Methodist Recorder
Prophetic and challenging... this is an important book, as key as 'Rich Christians in an age of hunger' was forty years ago. — The Reader
An enjoyable and informative read... She cheerfully guides the reader through the different sections of the book in a down-to-earth kind of way, which is appealing... I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to engage with these important issues from a Christian viewpoint. — Together Magazine