A fascinating and eye-opening book on the need to discover what might, perhaps, be called the Holy Ghost in the machine.
In this acutely insightful exploration of our relationship with technology and with one another, Andy Crouch gives us a direct line back to the scriptures that will have you questioning the endless scrolling that consumes so many of our waking hours.
It is time to coin the term "Crouchian" for writing that is profound, accessible and challenging, theologically rich and widely relevant. Only a handful can do it and Andy is the master. This book troubled and inspired me in equal measure.
If the genius of apocalyptic literature is to unveil concealed truths, then this book is apocalyptic. Andy Crouch exposes deep and uncomfortable realities about our world and our selves: how technology, money and convenience veil dynamics of slavery, addiction and abuse, and how aspects of modern society seduce us to pawn our personhood for superficial superpowers that diminish our humanity. This is crucial reading for everyone who wants to understand the devices and desires of our contemporary hearts.
Whimsical and sincere, perturbing and delightfully hopeful, The Life We're Looking For is a meditation on love, loneliness and human connection from one of the most insightful writers in his field.
This is a timely and prophetic remedy for our lonely, isolated times. I cannot recommend it enough.
If you harbour a suspicion that the latest technological advance may not be all good news or that the latest life-changing gadget may not be life-changing, at least not for the better, then this book is for you. While far from being a Luddite manifesto, it asks some big questions about what it means to be a person and how technology might serve that end rather that hinder it. More than that, it begins to sketch out a better way of being human together. Read it, then give it to a friend and talk it through - face-to-face.
This book, at once prophetic and wise, is just what we've been looking for. Andy is a trusted guide to make culture and places where life can flourish. But in the face of big-tech and its magical promises, we need his vision to form the kind of whole-life persons able to resist false charm and instead seek the peace of the city.
Profound, captivating and wise. Andy Crouch combines penetrating and astute insights into our all-pervasive technological culture, with fresh retelling of the revolutionary communities that the early Christian church established. An inspiring and hopeful read for those who are feeling weighed down by social polarisation and post-pandemic gloom.
In his book, Andy Crouch offers us a way through our technologically driven world that is both realistic and challenging. However, more than this, he gives us a compelling vision for a life lived to the full, one that hits directly at our hearts and ignites our deepest human desires. This book breaks the enchantment that technology has cast over us, propelling us to abundant human living.
This elegantly written book should start a conversation and I trust lead to a shift in our thinking and practice