The Tech-Wise Family
by Andy Crouch | Baker Publishing (2017) | Hardcover
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
Reclaiming real life in a world of devices
Making good choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen-time limits for our children. It's about building character, wisdom, and courage rather than accepting technology's promises of ease and instant gratification. It's about developing our heart, mind, soul, and strength when we're tempted to settle for entertainment and consumer satisfaction. And it's definitely not just about the kids.
Alongside in-depth original research from Barna Group that shows how families are wrestling with technology's new realities, Andy Crouch takes parents beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when to show us that in a world full of devices, there's a way to choose a better life than we've imagined.
"If you aren't sure how to put technology in its 'proper place' in your home, Andy will guide you and challenge your thinking." —Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker; lead pastor, National Community Church
"A vision for family life and faith and character so compelling and inspiring that it made me weep, made me reconsider many aspects of our home, made me profoundly thankful for this beautiful and important book." —Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present over Perfect and Bread & Wine
"Andy's message and model have strengthened our commitment to use technology to unite--and not divide--our family." —Kara Powell, executive director, Fuller Youth Institute; coauthor of Growing Young