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Book Giveaway – Katelyn Beaty – Celebrities For Jesus [5 winners]

We’re excited to run this giveaway of FIVE copies of this great new book:

Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms and Profits are Hurting the Church
by Katelyn Beaty

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2022


Book Description:

★ Publishers Weekly starred review

“A must-read for anyone invested in the fate of evangelicalism.”–Publishers Weekly

Many Christian leaders use their fame and influence to great effect. Whether that popularity resides at the local church level or represents national or international influence, many leaders have effectively said to their followers, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” But fame that is cultivated for its own sake, without attendant spiritual maturity and accountability, has a shadow side that runs counter to the heart of the gospel. Celebrity–defined as social power without proximity–has led to abuses of power, the cultivation of persona, and a fixation on profits.

In light of the fall of famous Christian leaders in recent years, the time has come for the church to reexamine its relationship to celebrity. Award-winning journalist Katelyn Beaty explores the ways fame has reshaped the American church, explains how and why celebrity is woven into the fabric of the evangelical movement, and identifies many ways fame has gone awry in recent years. She shows us how evangelical culture is uniquely attracted to celebrity gurus over and against institutions, and she offers a renewed vision of ordinary faithfulness, helping us all keep fame in its proper place.

 


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We will draw the winner at random after the book giveaway ends, and will notify them promptly.

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Katie Selby is Associate Editor of The Englewood Review of Books. Prior to her family‘s recent transition to the Englewood Christian Church community, Katie served various churches and organizations in Nebraska, East Tennessee, India, and Ethiopia. She is an M.Div. graduate of Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University.


18 Comments

  1. Michael Provencher

    I signed up for the newsletter and posted on Twitter!
    https://twitter.com/mprovojr/status/1562514968293314561

  2. Posted via twitter and get the newsletter!

  3. Joshua Kuang

    I have subscribed and posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshuaKuang/status/1562946065547939843

  4. Manually submitting an entry for Maura Crowley. Good luck, Maura!

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