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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Author Tony Reinke
Narrator Tom Parks
Runtime 6.80 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date March 30, 2017
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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 twelve 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.
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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 twelve 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.

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Should be a must read (listen) prior to purchasing a smartphone
Honestly, I mostly downloaded this ebook because it was free at the time. I really didn't think it would apply to me because I am rarely on social media and didn't consider myself as tied to my phone as most people. I expected to delete it after a chapter or two. However, I saw as clear as my selfie image that this had many points that were applicable to me and even to people who don't have smartphones but use their PCs or other online devices. It is true that some chapters didn't prick me too much, but others shined a spotlight on my pharasitical denial. If you think this doesn't apply to you, 'beware lest ye fall'! Many good psychology points from a Christian perspective.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/14/2018)
Cool
So spiritual!!!
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Review by / (Posted on 3/26/2018)
Reclaiming technology
Reinke does a great job defining our current society.  He also does not shun technology.  All throughout the book, he references his iPhone.  What Reinke is trying to do is point out the pitfalls of having something in your hand that connects you to the world around you without fully connecting you.  He points out how social media apps, will have us looking for "Likes" (approval of man) and we may lose focus of who we truly are because we are just doing things for "likes".  He also talks about how daily Bible reading has been bolstered by smartphones because we have our phone on us and will get a notification to read today's verse.  

This book is less about how having a smartphone makes your a horrible but points out that it is an instant heart check because your filter to this handheld technology is hardly existent.  He gives some tips at the end to curtail some of the common uses of a smartphone that can be detrimental to your Christian walk.  He also gives some ideas on how to reclaim your smartphone experience to further the kingdom of God.  
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Review by / (Posted on 3/8/2018)
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