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Zondervan Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?

Commercialism and kitsch have overshadowed the way the West celebrates Christ's birth. McKinley and Seay seek to counteract these cultural inroads by establishing vigorous traditions more in keeping with God's original intent—spending less, giving more, worshiping fully, and loving all. Christmas will change the world when you give what matters most—yourself! 160 pages, softcover from Zondervan with four session discussion guide.
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Review 1 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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The Best Advent Study I've Ever Found

Date:July 20, 2011
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Robert
Location:Hudson, OH
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We have offered this series on Sunday morning, in a weekday Women's class, and in two small group Bible studies. My only recommendation it to NOT use this in Advent. It's too late to make an impact. Use this in October or November to get people thinking differently for the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons. It is relevant, thought provoking, Biblical, yet not preachy. As someone who works professionally in the church, I seek quality resources for our members, however I often don't expect them to effect me and change me as much as this series did.
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Review 2 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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Date:December 9, 2009
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John Driedger
A very timely book challenging God's people to turn our focus from consumerism back to the real meaning of Christmas by spending less, giving more, loving all and to worship fully. Well done!
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Review 3 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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Date:December 7, 2009
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Heather
I was excited to read this book because it promised to explore whether Christmas can still change the world. For me, Christmases have begun to blur together year as Ive grown older, and Ive felt like I must be missing something. Advent Conspiracy is a short but thought provoking read which inspired me with stories of people who have found ways to make Christmas about meaningful giving. Instead of spending time with wish lists, we can make a tangible difference in the quality of life that people around the world. I hope to share this books principles with my family members this Christmas so we can celebrate with more joy and more compassion for others. The book has also challenged me to think carefully about how we teach our young son about Christmas so that he will grow up with a heart for others and not a desire for accumulating more things.
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Review 4 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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Date:November 7, 2009
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Eric Pagan
This book is an invitation to celebrate Christmas in a way that is more true to the original Christmas story. In it, we are encouraged to Spend Less, Give More, Worship Fully, and Love All this Christmas. The Advent Conspiracy DVD is a great 4 week study that would be perfect for a small group to study through in the Advent season. Discussion questions for the DVD are located in the back of the book.
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Review 5 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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Date:October 19, 2009
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Daniel L VanGent
This incredible book will change the way you look at Christmas! It provides a great combination of conceptual thoughts and practical ideas. We may all want to "keep Christ in Christmas", but the Advent Conspiracy gives great guidance in how to actually accomplish that. We're using it for our small group study. Highly recommend!
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Review 6 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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Date:October 18, 2009
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Haley
An amazing book! Quick read, great to go through as an individual or as part of a bible study/larger group discussion. One part that hit me between the eyes discussed the fact that as a society we have overcome the major deadly diseases of the past (polio, diptheria, measles, etc), yet due to our worship of consumption, we have created the new deadly diseases that are killing us off (obesity, heart disease, diabetes). Over-consumption hasn't made anyone happy, it's never given anyone peace. But Jesus does, this book is a great guide on how to get back to the real meaning of Christmas.
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Review 7 for Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?
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Date:June 25, 2009
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Joanne
Another anti-American Christian diatribe.This "Gospel According to the Sopranos"author is long on words, short on actions.
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