I picked up Skye Jethani’s The Divine Commodity when it was recommended in a preaching podcast that I listen to. Jethani worked for Leadership Journal and Christianity Today. The book considers the way that people look at the church, both from within and from the outside, and see a consumeristic culture that has soaked in from the culture. It’s spot on in it’s evaluation of culture and western church culture. Then, it uses paintings by van Gogh to create a structure for the conversation. It’s a really interesting book and tackles the topic in a smart way.
There are a few parts where I question some assumptions, but that happens with all books. If you happen to come across this book, pick it up. It’s interesting and you will learn something new for sure!