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Things that ought to be treated as precious-like family, friends and faith-are inconsequential, and things like a new BMW, membership in the country club and the climb up the corporate ladder are all too often considered of great importance. I find people working and slaving and spending their money and their time on things that really don't matter and ignoring the things that do. How did we get so far off-base?
Publishers Description How did we get so far off base?
Do you ever get the feeling that somebody has gone through our world and switched the price tags on everything? Things that ought to be treated as precious-like family, friends and faith-are inconsequential, and things like a new BMW, membership in the country club and the climb up the corporate ladder are all too often considered of great importance.
Author Tony Campolo believes we are forcing ourselves to do things we think are important in order to "keep up" with the rest of the world. "God wants us to have fun-yet we don't know how," Campolo says. Who Switched The Price Tags? challenges us to take a serious look at the important areas of our lives and put the right price tags back on the right items in order to experience the true fulfillment God has planned for us.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849920876 ISBN13 9780849920875
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More About Tony Campolo
is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at his website, RedLetterChristians.org, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.
In November 2012, Tony Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.”
Tony Campolo currently resides in St Davids, in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Who Switched The Price Tags??
Makes Some Valid Points May 3, 2004
As is true with his other writings, there are places where I totally disagree with Dr. Campolo in this book. Having said that I can say I am in agreement with the primary thesis of this book. He encourages the reader to risk more, try more, do more, love more, live more. Risk-taking and reflection are at the heart of what he is proposing. A self-sacrificing individual who gives to other people will find "fun" in living, not the one who lives to please self. It seems to me his proposition to live big, think big, take risks and love is right in keeping with the way Jesus taught.
Outstanding and challenging Mar 12, 1998
This book challenges you to consider the priorities of your life. To value love, family and character more than achievement, wealth and status. To take more risks rather than the easy path. It was one of the foundations in my family's decision to uproot from a secure job in England and relocate to an unknown job in America. I have given away more copies than I care to remember; always to great effect. Enjoy it and learn from it. It might change the way you think about your life