I'm posting this book again this week since my associate pastor, Brad Dewing, recommended it to all youth parents at a lunch gathering after church yesterday. Brad says it's every bit as much about family as it is about tech. So let's read it!
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for
Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
by Andy Crouch
Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more
than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for
our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in
the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises
of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our
fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids.
on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows
readers that the choices we make about technology have consequences we
may never have considered. He takes readers beyond the typical questions
of what, where, and when and instead challenges them to answer
provocative questions like, Who do we want to be as a family? and How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal?
Anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time
slip away amid technology's distractions will find in this book a path
forward to reclaiming their real life in a world of devices.