We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences that are beyond our control. We’ve lost perspective, even perhaps ourselves.
In this timely and life-changing new book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of LifeChurch.tv Craig Groeschel encourages readers who are hungry to regain control over their lives and put Christ first again. He walks them through biblical values that all Christ followers know are essential, but are even more important for our maxed out, selfie-centered world.
The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the more difficult it is to care.
It’s time to refresh and rediscover our understanding of the biblical principles that life with Christ brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, rest and more. Groeschel taps in to some of the most up-to-date studies on the effects of social media on our emotions and our friendships. And he offers real-life examples of how we struggle with social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life.
With helpful appendices like the 10 Commandments of Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Faith, and Creating Safeguards for Your Digital Devices, you’ll find #Struggles to be just the guide to bring balance and real-life engagement to your everyday life.
- If You Use Any Form of Social Networking, this Book is a Must-Read
I've made a lot of mistakes with social networks throughout my life, but it wasn't until recently that I realized some of those mistakes were spiritual in nature. It ends up that the internet is a very spiritual place to be and that it's very easy and even cultural of us to misuse it.
If you're an avid user of the internet in any form (which most of us are), this is a great guide as to how to use it as a Christian. You'll probably find yourself putting some of action tips here into play when you're done. You'll, at the very least, question yourself a bit more before you post anything.
An easy 5 star book for me. I don't really know of any other book out there like it and I'm not sure there needs to be another one until new dangers on the internet are developed.
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