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Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using Internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids.

Drawing on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows listeners that the choices we make about technology have consequences we may never have considered. He takes listeners beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when and instead challenges them to answer provocative questions like "Who do we want to be as a family?" and "How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal?" Anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology's distractions will find in this book a path forward to reclaiming their real life in a world of devices.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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Life changing

This book will forever change the way our family creates, rather than consumes. Thank you, thank you Andy Crouch for your wisdom and courage in parenting, and for sharing it. May God bless you.

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A Christian Perspective on tech influence

Informative without being overly preachy. An emphasis on family time rather than technology time. I am going to recommend this to our school ( Christian school) as good information for parents of young children and even teenagers. Though I think it is better for parents of young children.

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Convicting and wise!

There's lots of good here, and loads to implement immediately! I am going to take lots of what he talked about and put it into action with my family right away! I also appreciate the grace he offers, recognizing that every family is different. So I don't feel awful if I don't implement everything he says.

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Not what I expected

No one told me this book is about one persons morality. I expected something enlightening about ways to manage technology in the family.

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Wonderfully practical guide to helping families choose better over everything easy

I listened to this audio book after hearing Andy Crouch interviewed on the Phil Vischer podcast. As a busy teacher and mom of 2 boys, ages 10 and 14, I am always concerned about the time spent in front of screens. Limiting time is essential, but not easy. I loved Andy's 10 commitments and Crouch family reality checks at the end of each chapter. The example and genuine heart behind Andy's words prevent this book from having a condemning tone. Instead, Andy's insights and words inspire us to be better and more thoughtful in our use of tech with our families.