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Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Review: You, Your Family and the Internet by David Clark

So many things have dramatically changed in the 26 years since I became a Christian. 

I remember renting sermon tapes from Mount Olive Tape Library through the mail, driving over an hour to go to a Christian bookstore, and driving the same distance to go to Church. 

Because of the massive change in Technology, I can now download those same sermons online for free (Sermonaudio). I can also buy almost any new Christian book and download them straight to my Kindle. Most puritan works are now free from Archive.org. The only thing that hasn't changed is my drive to church.

David Clark has written a book that is needed in the Church. He shows how computers, Ipads, and Internet have not only benefited our lives but have also created new pitfalls to be avoided.

As Peter Parker's uncle Ben said, "With great power comes great responsibility". I believe Stan Lee was plagiarizing Jesus' statement in Luke 12:48, "...For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required..."

In this book, Clark shows that the new technologies can be both a gift and a curse. We must discern, not only the places to avoid, but also realize that even the good side of technology can take over our lives.

This book was not exactly what I expected. I believed it would be a list of things to avoid, (e.g., pornography and gambling). It did contain those things but it was much more. Clark delves into why even the good things can pull us away from God's desire for us. Many are so hooked on the Internet that they hardly have time for anything else.

Clark's section on privacy is very informative. What is posted on the Internet is there forever. We need to use caution when revealing who we are and where we live. Too many lives have been devastated because of a careless post on Facebook or a forum.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is connected to the Internet. It is short, to the point and packed with practical suggestions.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.


*I received this book free of charge, from
Day One Publications and Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Thanks for being a part of the You, Your Family and the Internet blog tour.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews

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