12 Ways to Live the Christmas Spirit: #7 Consider the True Cost of What You Buy

It’s important to be frugal, but no one likes a Scrooge around Christmas time. However, there is one type of cost I would like for you to strongly consider—the true price of what you buy.

Sales Make Me Nervous

Here at Jesus’ Economy, we rarely put something on sale. And that’s because we know that any additional profit will go straight into helping create jobs, plant churches, meet needs, and fund operations.


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Way #7 to Live the Christmas Spirit: Consider the True Cost of What You Buy

Most retail products are not fair trade. Somewhere along the way, someone has probably been paid far less than what they should to make the clothes on most of our backs.

But I believe that we can change this. Fair trade products are the alternative our world needs.

People are on the other side of every purchase we each make, every time. In your hands is one of the most powerful vehicles in the world—money.

How you spend your money determines the course of much in our world—use it to create something beautiful, when you shop and when you give.

If you’re in the U.S., today is the last day to place an order from Jesus’ Economy via priority mail and have it arrive by Christmas. You have until December 21 to choose express mail and have it arrive by Christmas.

John Barry
John Barry


CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. His new book is Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change. It is widely endorsed by Christian leaders from around the world.