(Book Review) Digital Disciple


Digital DiscipleReviewed by: Elizabeth Norton

Church: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 430 E. Nicolet St., Walled Lake, MI 48390


Introduction

Title: Digital Disciple: Real Christianity in a Virtual World

Author: Adam Thomas

Publisher: Abingdon Press

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

Format: Paperback book, ISBN 978-1-4267-1220-3

Length: 133 Pages

OVERVIEW

The Rev. Adam Thomas explores the impact of pervasive technology on our Christian walk, including pros and cons and uses of technology for ministry and witness. Among other things, he discusses how technology both connects and isolates us; and ways to connect with God and other Christians through technology, as well as suggested ways to keep “The Tech,” as he calls it, from becoming too pervasive in our lives. With a dose of dry humor and real-life examples, Thomas presents a guide that can be used simply as a narrative read or as a small-group study.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

5 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Adults

Christian Impact

As technology becomes ever more readily available and accessible, it is vital that Christians understand both the risks and benefits of it as it impacts our Christian journey. Thomas presents an easily readable and practical guide to technology and how to keep its perversion from isolating us from God and each other.

Other Notes

Contains questions for group or personal study, as well as suggested study techniques for taking a “Tech Sabbath.”

Elizabeth Norton works as a public librarian in Michigan where she also writes professional reviews for print publications and enjoys serving on book award committees.


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