The Trouble With Paris: Following Jesus in a World of Plastic Promises

The Trouble With Paris: Following Jesus in a World of Plastic Promises

Mark Sayers / Aug 22, 2019

The Trouble With Paris Following Jesus in a World of Plastic Promises What if you re living in the wrong reality Doesn t everyone want the good life these days Our shopping mall world offers us a never ending array of pleasures to explore Consumerism promises us a visio

  • Title: The Trouble With Paris: Following Jesus in a World of Plastic Promises
  • Author: Mark Sayers
  • ISBN: 9780849919992
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • What if you re living in the wrong reality Doesn t everyone want the good life these days Our shopping mall world offers us a never ending array of pleasures to explore Consumerism promises us a vision of heaven on earth a reality that s hyper real We ve all experienced hyperreality a candy so grape ey it doesn t taste like grapes any a model s photo so manipulWhat if you re living in the wrong reality Doesn t everyone want the good life these days Our shopping mall world offers us a never ending array of pleasures to explore Consumerism promises us a vision of heaven on earth a reality that s hyper real We ve all experienced hyperreality a candy so grape ey it doesn t taste like grapes any a model s photo so manipulated that it doesn t even look like her a theme park version of life that tells us we can have something better than the real thing But what if this reality is not all that it s cracked up to be Admit it, we ve been ripped off by our culture and its version of reality that leaves us lonely, bored, and trapped But what s the alternative In The Trouble With Paris, pastor Mark Sayers shows us how the lifestyles of most young adults 19 35 actually work against a life of meaning and happiness to sabotage their faith Sayers shows how a fresh understanding of God s intention for our world is the true path to happiness, fulfillment, and meaning.

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    About "Mark Sayers"

      • Mark Sayers

        Mark Sayers is the senior leader of Red Church and the cofounder of ber Ministries He is particularly interested in the intersection between Christianity and the culture of the West Mark lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, Trudi, and their daughter Grace and twin boys Hudson and Billy.


    805 Comments

    1. This book is an eye-opener. I learned a lot by reading it.I knew how the advertisers work because I am a Marketing graduate, but what I found out in this book surprised me.We really live in a world where a person's ability/achievement is more important than his character.Mark Sayers provided a refreshing view on how we can maintain our hold of God's reality while battling with the culture of hyperreality.Everyone should read this book; especially the young adults.When you're done, you'll have a [...]


    2. Mark Sayer’s book The Trouble with Paris examines the way Modern Consumerism has been exalted to the “New Religion”. Sayers shows that corporate America has erected plastic Idols that manipulate consumers to always want more, and more, and even more of that plastic stuff. “Human beings are used and discarded like Styrofoam boxes that held junk food.”* When we worship made things instead of our LORD we are left with a hyper-reality. This hyper-reality is a vacuum that leaves worshipers [...]


    3. If I could tell people to put one book on their summer reading list, this book would be it. Seriously, you can look for the bargain edition on for $6 right now. Sayers discusses the way that our airbrushed, social media obsessed culture has pulled us into great tension. On the one hand, we know we live in an imperfect reality, but on the other hand, we desperately want to edit our lives for perfection, assuming that the mundane and even the awful events of life are not moments to live through a [...]


    4. Wow. Really, really good book. I'm surprised I did not hear about it I basically stumbled upon it and was truly impressed by what this guy had to say. The only reason it does not get 5 stars is because it does get a little bogged down in the middle. But I think Sayers is on to something that more people should be thinking and talking about. Highly, highly recommend this one.


    5. Really enjoyed this book. the author, Mark Sayers, writes with a refreshing voice. His analysis of current culture is crisp, and his analysis of the current state of affairs in the church is thought provoking. I found nuggets in every chapter.


    6. Everyone needs to read this. It has such good insight into today's culture and not only how it affecting Christians and our spiritual lives, but young people as a whole that have grown up in this technological society that lives off of the idea of hyperreality.


    7. As with a lot of Christian lit, book brings up a couple of good points and puts a name to real life issues but still generalizes too much to be applicable, IMO.



    8. Fantastic book. I gleaned so much from this book about the concept of hyperconsumerism and how it affects my emotional and spiritual well-being. I highly recommend it!



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