“Good Book about Culture but slightly misadvertised”
I got this book thinking that it would be a book all about how we are to live in a digitally connected world - how we as Christians should be on social media, playing games, watching films, listening to music and so on. I hoped this book would tell me about how we can evangelise to others using technology or how we can use technology to God's glory. I was hoping this book would show me what things may be worth changing or viewing differently with regards to technology in the light of Jesus' death and resurrection. But unfortunately I was mis-sold - this book is all about culture and really (if I'm honest) hardly anything to do with technology. If the book was called 'Plugged into Culture' that would be fine, but it wasn't so that's a bit of a shame. I thought the illustrations at the back of the book were a bit unhelpful too, again all to do with culture and hardly anything to do with technology. A somewhat helpful book for those wanting to link culture to Jesus and thus evangelism but for those who want to know how we link Technology to Jesus to evangelism, this book won't help.
Hi Kieran! You're absolutely right that Plugged In is mainly a book about culture in general—in both digital and analogue forms—rather than technology in particular. We hope that's clear from the book's web description/blurb, but thanks for leaving a review to flag that up for other customers too.
We chose the title "Plugged In" in recognition of the fact that so much of what we consume is digital, and because Dan wants to help Christians connect the gospel with culture, whatever it is that they're into.