Some people have asked about the author Mark Sayers and his idea of hyper-reality.
Mark is a pastor, author, and teacher from Australia. He is one of my favorite authors. You can learn more about Mark here.
Mark has written quite a few really good books. The Trouble With Paris was the first book of his that I read. It was written about 10 years ago and was a defining book for me. It is well-written, clever, insightful, hopeful, a little philosophy, and more theology-spirituality! Many of the themes from Sunday had their origin in this book.
Especially this thing called hyper-reality.
Hyper-reality means that we now prefer our reality better than the real reality. And therefore, real reality seems kind of boring, mundane, and uninteresting.
If you want to go deeper into this topic, check out The Trouble With Paris.