The Tech-Wise Family

Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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this is a book about religion not about tech

why is ever chapter filled with bible verses and not tech-wise content? really disappointing.

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Good Read

Good Read for any parents looking to change the the families tech behaviors. Audiobook was an easy read.

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Must Read for all Parents

Critical read for all parents/caregivers figuring out this technology age we live in. I hope to implement many of these ideas into our family life.

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So helpful

This is a great book to help think through how we should be using tech tools. Practical, helpful, wise, full of warm and honest anecdotes, interesting statistics, all fleshed out in the author’s own family experience. I highly recommend this book as compulsory reading for parents or indeed, anyone in this tech saturated age!

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Transformational!

I listened to this in one sitting while getting things done around the house. As a mom of 3 kids under 4 I am inspired to implement the many suggestions of a tech-wise family starting with moving the TV and phones out of the bedroom. I also loved the implementation of Sabbath. I've limited screen time for kids to only the weekends but now I'm thinking no screen time period except for intentional family time. so helpful!

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Beautifully written and well worth the listen!

This book has and will continue change how our family thinks about and lives with technology. The author gave a winsome picture of how to put technology in his proper place for the good of the family. The book was engaging to listen to, as read by the author, and the applications are positive and very practical. As a pastor, husband, and father of three young children, I highly recommend investing the time to read or listen to this book and adopt its wisdom!

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Great topics and some good conclusions

I listened to this book with my wife. We agreed with most of his conclusions and it brought up the right topics for us to pause the book and discuss.

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Every Family Needs To Read This

The writer narrated the book, so I am sure that helped deliver the points, but the content is so rich and inspirational. The topic is so very critical in our current society

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Profound

This book delivered; it was far more than I expected. It was helpful and practical but also deeply profound. I will read it again and recommend it to everyone I know.

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Faithfully Prepared

Faithfully Prepared and open. Lots of great suggestions. Reclaiming the family from the grasp of Technology.

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Easy listen with huge challenges.

Really enjoyed listening to this. Its content is insightful with very practical steps to help families put technology in the right place, all from a Christian mindset. Before even finishing the book was taking steps to free our family from all consuming nature of technology.