Advent Conspiracy: Making Christmas Meaningful (Again)
: An updated and revised version of a book that has impacted thousands of churches: 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...
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An updated and revised version of a book that has impacted thousands of churches: 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 updated and revised version, with some all-new content, will share stories of the impact this movement has made around the globe as well as giving individuals and churches even better, more practical help in planning the kind of Christmas that truly can change the world.
New introduction, new chapter and changes throughout.
Chris Seay is a leader in the emerging church discussion. He was the founding pastor of University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, one of the earliest examples of generational church planting. Currently, Chris pastors Ecclesia of Houston, TX, and is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano; The Gospel Reloaded, and most recently Advent Conspiracy: Christmas Was Meant to Change the World. and The Gospel According to Jesus: A Faith that Restores All Things and The Gospel according to Lost
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.
Rick McKinley is author of Jesus in the Margins and This Beautiful Mess. He planted Imago Dei Community in October of 2000. Since that time Imago has been voted one of the top 25 most innovative churches in the country by Outreach Magazine. Rick is also the co-creator of Advent Conspiracy a global initiative with the goal of recovering the meaning of the incarnation by calling the church to be a leading voice in the global water crisis. Rick speaks around the country teaching the Bible on holistic mission, leadership, and spiritual formation.