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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Product Review (submitted on May 18, 2017):
Cell phones are a recent phenomenon and haven't been around for very long. The long-term effects have not been as easily observed, though sadly culture has experienced the negative effects, such as the rise of phone-related injuries and fatalities. Tony Reinke offers an insightful look into the gadget generation as one who makes a living online. As the book title unambiguously suggests, he identifies and explains 12 ways our phones are changing us. Some are more influential than others, but his overall assessment is convincing as well as convicting. He is careful not to approach technology as the devil but as a tool. The real problem with technology is our own tendency to make it an idol in our lives. The gospel radiates through these pages, constantly reminding us of our own need for salvation from the idols of our hearts. Along with these 12 observations, Reinke also suggests safeguards to put in place to remind us when technology starts to dethrone God. He maintains a balanced approach to technology by putting it in its place as a tool which can be used to make God's glorious name made known to an online community desperate for authentic relationships. I received this audiobook from in exchange for an honest review.