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What Would Jesus Buy?: Reverend Billy's Fabulous Prayers in the Face of the Shopocalypse

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Reverend Billy's revival tour across America is the subject of the upcoming Morgan Spurlock film What Would Jesus Buy?, his first movie since the national hit Super Size Me! The book is an inspiring—love-a-lujah!—compendium of the reverend in full flow, from his exhortations from the pulpit to his reflections on why lesbian marriage will save the Spotted Owl. Reverend Billy believes big box brainless consumerism is destroying our culture and our planet.

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What Would Jesus Buy?: Reverend Billy's Fabulous Prayers in the Face of the Shopocalypse

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Overview

Reverend Billy's revival tour across America is the subject of the upcoming Morgan Spurlock film What Would Jesus Buy?, his first movie since the national hit Super Size Me! The book is an inspiring—love-a-lujah!—compendium of the reverend in full flow, from his exhortations from the pulpit to his reflections on why lesbian marriage will save the Spotted Owl. Reverend Billy believes big box brainless consumerism is destroying our culture and our planet.

Reverend Billy first began preaching in Times Square and has since been incessantly spreading the word at major retail stores from San Francisco to New York City. He has been regularly featured in the national media, most recently in the New York Times, and was arrested with great panache as he led prayers against consumerism in Disneyland. What Would Jesus Buy? will entertain, convince, convert, and give readers actions they can take to become a member of the Church of Stop Shopping.

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Boston Metro
Reverend Billy leads the Church of Stop Shopping, a politically-minded band of pranksters dedicated to taking on the likes of Starbucks and Wal-Mart. They've been organizing hilariously absurd street theater they call retail interventions since the mid–90s, hiding tape recorders playing the voices of sweatshop workers on shelves at a Disney store or creating commercial-free zones on crowded city streets.
Kurt Vonnegut
Rev and his choir now enrapture large audiences...with sermons such as those in this collection...to which...Jesus Himself would have said, 'Amen.'
The Observer
A comic manifesto on how to avoid consumerism with a serious look at the problems it causes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586484477
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The Reverend Billy is a creation of the actor and activist Bill Talen. He lives in New York City.

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