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. Even though we're 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, 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 maximise the many blessings, avoid the various pitfalls, and wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
"For many, the phone is an object of increasing anxiety, exhaustion, and dependency... If you want to know how to steward your technology and your life for Christ and his kingdom, read this." -- Russell D. Moore, president, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention