Just Living

Just Living : Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 235g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473613353
  • 9781473613355
  • 638,164

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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 *
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About Ruth Valerio

Environmentalist and theologian, social activist and author, Dr Ruth Valerio is the Director of Global Advocacy and Influencing at Tearfund, based in the UK. She was previously Churches and Theology Director at A Rocha UK, during which time she launched the Eco Church scheme. An in-demand speaker, her first book, L is for Lifestyle, is a bestseller on sustainable living. She lives with her family in the south of England and has a wealth of experience trying to practise what she preaches.
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