I read this book in one sitting - it is compelling and, for all its notes of caution and criticism, Clavier comes across as fundamentally big hearted. He has an infectious enthusiasm and confidence in the gospel, and a profound love of the Church as Christ's body. I can't commend him enough for his sense that the Church offers something extraordinary and that Christians present it as one more consumer choice among others at their peril.
The analysis of consumerist culture as possessing its own religious and liturgical forms is brilliantly done and deserves to stand alongside the important recent work of James K. A. Smith on this front.
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