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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Narrated by: Tom Parks
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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When the smartphone was introduced, many of us quickly adopted it into our lives - too quickly to stop and think about the future costs we were unboxing along with the device. Now blessed with this revolutionary piece of handheld technology, we try to wield it with wisdom, fending off anxieties about how our digital habits impact our spiritual health.

Drawing on the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies 12 potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives - for good and ill. Reinke calls us to cultivate healthy habits for smartphone use in the digital age, encouraging us to be grateful for technological advance, develop skills aimed at maximizing the blessing that we (and others) can receive through our phones, and grow in the wisdom we need to avoid the many pitfalls that exist with such a powerful tool.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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Truth Bombs throughout!

I loved it. Very informative and well researched! Both sides represented. Very practical. Must read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-2017

Practical and challenging!

My 21 year old son recommended this book and said he'd like everyone he knows to read it. Now I understand why.

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  • beth
  • 22-06-2017

Every Christian needs to read

Definitely 5 stars, I have been listening ( audible version) of this book and the Lord is working in my heart. I didn't even think I had an issue with my smartphone, but I think this book showed me ways I hadn't even considered. Don't let the years of "nothing" become your whole life, I need a break from my phone.

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  • Jonathan Parnell
  • 09-06-2017

This Book Will Change You

If you've never scrutinized your use of technology before, get ready. "12 Ways" will make you re-think the role that your phone has been playing in your life. There's a good chance it's ugly, especially if you take Tony's words to heart, but don't be dismayed, because there is an even greater chance to use technology as a way to glorify God and live in awe of the created world. And Tony tells you how.

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  • Lisa
  • 15-06-2017

Required reading for all Christians!

I loved this book!! More enlightening than convicting in discerning our own online habits & hearts. Every Christian should read this book. Technology changes all of us, but it doesn't have to be for the worse. As long as we alert ourselves to it's snags, we can learn to control it, not the other way around.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-2017

wish I could share it with everyone

as part of the millennial generation I'm plagued by having everyone my age be submerged in phones. although that's not how I grew up in tried to conform to it. this book gave me comfort in ignoring the trend and going with God instead of the approval of masses :)

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  • Daniel Wurzberg
  • 26-03-2019

might need to listen it once again

had a hard time finishing, some good points but overall felt like listening to piper sermon, with loaded words like supremacy and three fold purposes to the glory of god. like the research done.

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  • Yuen May
  • 24-01-2019

Like a reaffirmation

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It was pleasant to listen to. I think this is one of Christian Audio's better recordings. I found the other narrations very dull.

I believe this would have had a better impact on me if I had listened to it consistently.
This is more like a reaffirmation of what I know & suspected. So it's easy to forget the previous chapters if you put this down/ or leave it alone for a while.

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  • Chrystal
  • 23-12-2018

Important contribution to the topic!

Well researched. Excellent contribution to the topic. Really appreciated the slant toward prudence rather than demonizing smart phones all together.

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  • Rob-o
  • 15-06-2018

Making our phones truly enhance our lives

Appreciated authors thoughtful look at the impact of our smartphone use on our happiness. Helps see how to use and how not to use phones to reach our goals. Helped put the phone in its powerful useful dangerous place.

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  • Olives for Heirlooms
  • 09-04-2018

Excellent principles for all technology users!

A very well-written book on the advantages and pit-falls possible for all who engage in social media, or utilize technology. Excellent principles, properly thought out and balanced, and so encouraging to keep our minds on heavenly things. An examination of our heart in using technology to the glory of God. Read by a great narrator.