Many times technology is a four-letter word in Christian families. With the larger influence of modern digital media on our families, and technology making it easier our children to attain this media, most parents are at their witnessed of what to do. Some parents go to the extreme, banning new technology outright in their homes, while at the other end of the spectrum there are parents who whole hearted embrace new technology in all its forms with open arms. As a minister of the Gospel to children, teens, and families, as well as being a parent myself, I advocate for a strong moderate position on modern technology and its usage in our families.
In Andy Crouch’s new book The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place published by Baker Books, he argues for a moderate position on technology and media as well. This new book is a full color, highly statistic driven argument on a growing problem in our families. With the aid of the Barna Group, Crouch delivers a powerful and persuasive position of not giving into devices while not ignoring them outright. He also provides basic and easy to implement steps to bring about a Christ driven focus in technology with families no matter the familial structure.
In addition to the application of Moore’s Law makes this book not only a timely work but an essential resource to every parent, youth worker, or child ministry worker. The only draw back is the unconventional structure of the book make it somewhat hard to read, as well as in the case with most Barna Group influenced books, there are more stats than necessary to argue for a point.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Baker Books Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
© 2017 by Andy Crouch
Publisher: Baker Books Publishing
Page Count: 224 Pages
Publishers Website: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/
Book’s Landing Page: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/the-tech-wise-family/383150