Read 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You Online Free - When the smartphone was introduced, many of us quickly adopted it into our lives--too quickly to stop and think about the future costs we were unboxing along with the device. Now blessed with this revolutionary piece of handheld technology, we try to wield it with wisdom, fending off anxieties about how our digital habits impact our spiritual health. Drawing on the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives--for good and ill. Reinke calls us to cultivate healthy habits for smartphone use in the digital age, encouraging us to be grateful for technological advance, develop skills aimed at maximizing the blessing that we (and others) can receive through our phones, and grow in the wisdom we need to avoid the many pitfalls that exist with such a powerful tool.
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May 31, 2017
The best way to summarize this book is probably to let the author do it.
In the last twelve chapters, I have warned against twelve corresponding ways in which smartphones are changing us and undermining our spiritual health:
- Our phones amplify our addiction to distractions (chapter 1), and thereb...
May 09, 2017
(I listened to the audiobook version of this book on my iPhone. An irony that is not lost on me.)
This is a book you will hate. One that you will love. One that you will love to hate. And one that you will hate to love.
Because this book is a mirror to your heart, and at some point while readi...
May 22, 2017
This book is convicting and hope-giving, and should be required reading for every Christian today. I read a pre-pub version in January and immediately made changes in my smartphone use.
What I appreciate about Tony Reinke's book is that it doesn't merely provide a checklist of behaviors to change...
June 18, 2017
This is an incredibly timely and challenging book. I appreciated Tony's approach of, "Hey, I'm a tech user and a Christian too. Let's talk about how the two work together" as opposed to a legalistic anti-tech perspective. That's not to say Tony is pro-tech: there's a few chapters that will make y...
June 26, 2017
The obvious point of this book is to point out that our smartphones are changing us, for better or worse. I thought Reinke had a very balanced approach to the topic as he urges us to, “avoid both extremes: the utopian optimism of the technophiliac and the dystopian pessimism of the technophobe."...
May 29, 2017
This book is a must read for any Christian alive in the 21st century. Reinke's writing is fantastic and engaging. Something I truly appreciate is amount of thought and research that went into his writing. This is made apparent by the abundance of notes at the end of each chapter. I also love that...
April 20, 2017
In my opinion, this is the most important book released in some time. It is fundamental in helping us see how our smartphones affect us in both the good and the bad. I found Tony's balance to be most helpful in that he presents the facts and his opinions, but leaves the application up to ones lea...
July 22, 2017
I don't just think this book is a great read. I think it is an urgent read. A few ramblings:
• I have often thought how glad I am that I lived many years without internet at all, and 38 years before I owned a smartphone. It provides a contrast and comparison for self-reflection in the way I lived...
June 17, 2017
If I am a social-media junkie, my lack of self-control feeds the social-media addiction in you. And the more I text and tweet and Snapchat, the more I drag you and others in the digital vortex of reciprocating obligation. This is the secret to how social media giants grow their valuation into the...
May 30, 2017
Well, if you weren't already convicted by how much time you spend on your smartphone, you will be after reading this book! The pros and cons of technology are discussed, particularly when it comes to our use of social media. The author asks some hard-hitting questions and talks about reasons we u...