Behind the Scenes

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Xulon Press, 2007 - 176 pages
Go "Behind the Scenes" like never before! For many Americans, most days it's "just the same old thing." In Behind the Scenes, however, Matt Abbott encourages us to ponder how much of our daily routines is really our idea, and how much of it is a result of American pop culture media's influence on our lives. Whether the topic is what we ate for lunch, how busy our schedules are, what we do in our spare time, or simply the ways in which we think about those things, Matt nudges us to take a closer look at the messages commercialism has been sending us, and to compare them (and their results) with God's design for our lives. Matt Abbott currently serves as a pastor to youth and college-age adults in Northern California, where he lives with his wife, Amy.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
vii
The Pen is Mightier
11
Important Questions
17
Manipulating the Masses
25
Five Reasons to Believe That Media Affects Us
31
Self Sells
39
The Better Way
47
Sex from Commercialisms Perspective
55
Violence from Gods Perspective
95
Our Pace in Life from Commercialisms Perspective
103
Our Pace in Life from Gods Perspective
113
Food from Commercialisms Perspective
121
Food from Gods Perspective
131
Aging From Commercialisms Perspective
137
Aging From Gods Perspective
143
Death from Commercialisms Perspective
147

Sex from Gods Perspective
63
Relationships from Commercialisms Perspective
71
Relationships from Gods Perspective
79
Violence from Commercialisms Perspective
87
Death from Gods Perspective
153
Renewing Our Minds
165
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