Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age
Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age
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  • 160 Pages
  • Publisher : Crossway Books

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age

We live in a world full of shiny distractions, faced with an onslaught of viral media constantly competing for our attention and demanding our affections. These ever-present visual "spectacles" can quickly erode our hearts, making it more difficult than ever to walk through life actively treasuring that which is most important and yet invisible: Jesus Christ. In a journalistic style, Tony Reinke shows us just how distracting these spectacles in our lives have become and calls us to ask critical questions about what we're focusing on. The book offers us practical steps to redirect our gaze away from the addictive eye candy of the world and onto the Ultimate Spectacle--leading to the joy and rest our souls crave.
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 Table of Contents:

Part 1: The Age of the Spectacle

1: Life inside the Digital Environment

2: Spectacles Defined

3: Distracted Spectacle Seekers

4: Image Is Everything

5: The Spectacle of the Self in Social Media 

6: The Spectacle of the Self in Gaming 

7: Spectacles of Tele-Vision

8: Spectacles of Merchandise

9: Politics as Spectacle

10: Terror as Spectacle

11: Ancient Spectacles

12: Every Nine Seconds

13: The Spectacle of the Body

14: The Church in the Attention Market

Part 2: The Spectacle

15: Spectakils in Tension

16: Prynne’s Footnote

17: The World’s Greatest Spectacle

18: Is the Cross a Spectacle?

19: Two Competing Theaters

20: Spectators of Glory

21: The Church as Spectacle 

22: The Church as Spectacle Maker?

23: A Day inside the Spectacle

24: Our Unique Spectacle Tensions

25: One Resolve, One Request

26: The Spectator before His Carving

27: A Movie So Good It Will Ruin You—Would You Watch It?

28: Resistible Spectacles

29: Summations and Applications

30: My Supreme Concern 

31: A Beauty that Beautifies

32: The Visio Beatifica

33: Dis-Illusioned but Not Deprived

 

 
Tony Reinke is the communications director for desiringGod.org. He is the author of Lit!: A Christian Guide to ReadingBooks; Newton on the Christian Life; and 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You.