Consumer Detox: Less Stuff, More Life

Paperback | December 27, 2010

byMark Powley

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Consumerism is everywhere. It shapes the way we eat, shop, rest, think, love and believe. We can't escape it, but how can we live well in the midst of it? We are daily seduced by a 250 billion dollar marketing machine. But how often do we consider how this might influence us? The current prevailing orthodoxy is that life should be lived to the max. By contrast, Jesus modeled a life of joyful limitation - free to do; free not to do. Consumer Detox, complete with the Detox Diary in the back of the book with suggestions for each chapter, encouraging stories, and space for writing personal reflections, is for those who want to break out of a lifestyle dominated by consumerism and journey toward a richer, simpler, more generous life. Consumer Detox, written out of Mark Powley's experience of making a change in his own life, is a three part book that will help you break out of the consumer mindset, slow down to enjoy the natural rhythms of life, and live a life of generosity. This book isn't about living a smaller life but having a bigger vision, which can help you become everything you were made to be.

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Consumerism is everywhere. It shapes the way we eat, shop, rest, think, love and believe. We can't escape it, but how can we live well in the midst of it? We are daily seduced by a 250 billion dollar marketing machine. But how often do we consider how this might influence us? The current prevailing orthodoxy is that life should be live...

Mark Powley is a founder of Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living (www.breathenetwork.org). He has studied theology at the Universities of Nottingham and Oxford. He is Associate Rector of St George's Leeds, UK, where he lives with his wife and four young children.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.75 inPublished:December 27, 2010Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310324750

ISBN - 13:9780310324751

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"This book is not about guilt. It's about life. Many of us think we are alive, but we are really just breathing. The things we own begin to control us like heroine, or demons. Our possessions possess us and we find that the more we buy, the less we become. We end up the wealthiest and loneliest people in the world. In this book, Mark Powley exorcises the demons of consumerism and invites us to detox from our addiction to Mammon. Mark refuses to accept the lie that happiness must be purchased." -- Shane Claiborne, , Author And Activist