Author(s): Tony Reinke; John Piper (Foreword by)
Do You Control Your Phone--Or Does Your Phone Control You?
Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us--for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
A Little Theology of Technology
We Are Addicted to Distraction
We Ignore Our Flesh and Blood
We Crave Immediate Approval
We Lost Our Literacy
We Feed on the Produced
We Become Like What We "Like"
We Get Lonely
We Get Comfortable in Secret Vices
We Lost Meaning
We Fear Missing Out
We Become Harsh to One Another
We Lost Our Place in Time
Living Smartphone Smart