The Hyperlinked Life by Jun Young and David Kinnamen (Barna Frames)

The Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information OverloadThe Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload by Zondervan Publishing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a short, succinct book on the positives and negatives that come with living in the digital age. We have constant access to information through our phones, the Internet, and social media. What do we do with this information? How does it affect our lives? Particularly as Christians, how can we honor God with our use of this technology.

After going through the good and the bad of having a constantly “on” type of life in this day and age, the book gives some practical steps and questions to consider how to make the best use of this technology without letting it control us or becoming an idol in our life. Taking periodic breaks from technology (“a digital Sabbath”) to keep our focus on what is truly important is one of the suggestions. Also making sure that we don’t forget the art of real conversation face-to-face with those around us.

A very practical book for use in this day of instant access and knowledge, it talks about the importance of wisdom in our use of technology and how to best honor God with it. It also discusses the need to not let the narcissistic tendencies of online life to take over how we portray ourselves.

This was a very quick read, likely could be read in an hour or two and recommended to help face the modern day challenges of the digital age.

*I received this book free from the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my review.


One thought on “The Hyperlinked Life by Jun Young and David Kinnamen (Barna Frames)

  1. Thanks for the review. I recently had a “for fun” post where I shared my disdain for mobile tech. I don't see why people want to be connected all the time. I have no problem leaving my house without it. However, I can be a tech-addict at home – logging in and checking things on-line way too much. So that is my weakness.


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