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Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church Hardcover – Aug. 16 2022

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"Required reading for all who love the church"

Many Christian leaders use their fame and influence to great effect, effectively saying 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.

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.

"This book is a great gift and should be required reading for all who love the church."
--
Rich Villodas, pastor of New Life Fellowship; author of The Deeply Formed Life

"Beaty beautifully reminds us that pastors and churches should work toward resembling the life of Jesus by making 'little Christs.'
Celebrities for Jesus is a much-needed book at this very moment in the church."
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Chris Hennessey, stay-at-home dad

"Stupendously convicting and well-researched.
Celebrities for Jesus provides a timely, sober reflection on the toxic culture that often arises when piety and popularity mix."
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Jemar Tisby, New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Compromise and How to Fight Racism

"With the tone of a trusted confidant, Beaty shines a light on what happens behind the scenes of Christian celebrity culture. She illuminates the problem this presents to the church, while offering hints of ways we might change our current trajectory to prevent repeating history. It's a timely read."
--
D'Shan Berry, follower of Jesus and lover of words

"Beaty brings knowledge and insights that will help anyone wanting to disentangle their faith from celebrity culture. But, even more than this, she offers an honest, humble self-examination that is a model many of us in the church need to follow."
--
Karen Swallow Prior, professor, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books

"A must-read for anyone invested in the fate of evangelicalism."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

About the Author

Katelyn Beaty is a writer, journalist, editor, and keen observer of trends in the American church. She has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Religion & Politics, and the Atlantic and has commented on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, NPR, the Associated Press, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She also cohosts the Saved by the City podcast (Religion News Service). Beaty previously served as print managing editor at Christianity Today and is the author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World.]]>

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Brazos Press; 1st edition (Aug. 16 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1587435187
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1587435188
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 349 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 2.54 x 22.23 cm
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Katelyn Beaty is the author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Howard Books / Simon &amp; Schuster), and A Woman’s Place: A Bible Study Exploring Every Woman’s Call to Work (Abingdon Press), the companion group study guide. For nearly a decade she helped to lead Christianity Today, where she served as the magazine's first female and youngest managing editor. An Ohio native, she has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vox, Religion &amp; Politics, and The New York Times, and has been interviewed about faith, politics, and culture by NPR, CNN, ABC News, Religion News Service, and the Associated Press.

Katelyn currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she enjoys exploring the city's parks and museums, live music, and karaoke. She currently works as an acquisitions editor for Brazos Press. Learn more at KatelynBeaty.com.

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This wonderful book validating my own thoughts and feelings from the past few years as I’ve worked on writing my own book. There is a big push to be awesome and out there on social media, but Jesus said crazy sounding things all the time that made the crowds leave. I struggled to reconcile the two views.

Katelyn spoke directly to my heart, exposing our obsession with celebrity and “being known for being known.” She encouraged me to be faithful and willing to be obscure.

If—like me—you are trying to break into the publishing industry, read this book. If you struggle to balance social media and real life, read this book. And if you are wondering what the crap happened to the modern evangelical church over the last few years, read this book!!
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