Saturday, September 24, 2011

From The GardenTo The City By John Dyer

Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology's subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?

My thoughts...

Technology has rocketed the last several years, both for the good and not so good. It all comes down to how you use it. In this book Dyer has written
about the power of technology and whether it is liberating or corrupting users.

Texting, instant messenging, social websites, millions of users. These things are taking the place of seeing each other face to face. Our children are on the internet playing games instead of outdoors playing baseball or riding their bikes. If not kept in check hours will be spent online instead of socializing with friends and can be destructive for children as well as adults.

I found this book to be very informative, eye opening as well as one of those "make you stop and think" books and highly recommend it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

John Dyer (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been a web developer for more than ten years, building tools for Apple, Microsoft, Harley Davidson, the Department of Defense, and Dallas's NPR affiliate. He currently serves as the Director of Web Development for Dallas Theological Seminary and lives near Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Amber, and two children, Benjamin and Rebecca. You can find out more about his coding and writing at

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