The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch is a fabulous resource for any family or individual looking to discover tools and principles for rearranging their lives from being dominated by technology to lives that wisely utilize technology.
Part of the charm of the book is that the author doesn’t demonize technology nor does the author talk about his family’s strategies as though they are “the standard.” Rather, the author talks about the use of technology, the troubles it can bring when it is not in its proper place, and his family’s attempts – and struggles – with keeping tech in its proper place.
The one downside to the book is the Barna statistical charts. I understand the purpose of the charts as a form of apologetics for the way that technology reigns over people and their lives (and thus the need for the book), but I found the charts to be a bit distracting from the overall flow of the book itself.
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