12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

Cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age.

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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, avoid the various pitfalls, and wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.

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  • Foreword by John Piper
    Introduction: A Little Theology of Technology

  • We Are Addicted to Distraction
    We Ignore Our Flesh and Blood
    We Crave Immediate Approval
    We Lose Our Literacy
    We Feed on the Produced
    We Become Like What We "Like"
    We Get Lonely
    We Get Comfortable in Secret Vices
    We Lose Meaning
    We Fear Missing Out
    We Become Harsh to One Another
    We Lose Our Place in Time

  • Conclusion: Living Smartphone Smart
    General Index
    Scripture Index

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Contributors Tony Reinke
ISBN 9781433552434
Format Paperback
First published April 2017
Dimensions 140mm x 216mm x 15mm
Weight 0.27 kg
Language English
Pages 224
Publisher Crossway
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Life After the Dash from Zero to 2 Billion

Andy Crouch, The Gospel Coalition, Jun 7, 2017

Every one of his “12 ways your phone is changing you” is about a deficiency, a change in the wrong direction—“we are addicted to distraction,” “we fear missing out,” “we get comfortable in secret vices,” and so forth. If the job of every Apple ad is to portray the smartphone as a gleaming gateway to childlike wonder and fulfilling relationships with beautiful people, Reinke’s book is the anti-Apple ad, pointing out how often our smartphones cut us off from real life. His “12 ways” are artfully constructed to show both the superficial results of our device obsession and its deeper consequences for the health of our souls and bodies, and the grave threat they pose to our ability to fulfill the great commandment to love God and love our neighbor.... continue reading

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