Our world is more connected than it has ever been. We can get information instantly from the other side of the world. We've become accustomed to having answers at the snap of our fingers. But what effect has this hustling, bustling, and worrying had on our communication with God? iFaith is a unique look at prayer and faith in the twenty-first century, calling you back to a place of rest, silence and peace with God. Written for teens and young people, pastor and blogger Daniel Darling uses insightful stories, humor and Scripture to help you reconnect with the ultimate reality of an intimate relationship with God through prayer.
We re a generation raised on instant: Instant formula. Disposable diapers. Satellite TV. GPS navigation. Online check-in. Automatic everything. We re always plugged in and wired. We re accustomed to having answers at the snap of our fingers. We re used to being in control.How does this affect our communication with God? This is the question iFaith seeks to answer. What has life at warp speed done to our souls? Has faith been replaced with a false sense of security? Has the digital and technological revolution made us more impatient with the God who delights in making His people wait?iFaith is a unique look at prayer and faith in the twenty-first century, calling us back to a place of rest and silence and peace with God.
Appealing to teens and young adults, especially when writing about religion, takes more than just appropriating their lingo and dropping a few pop culture references. Darling, columnist for Crosswalk.com and pastor at Gages Lake Bible Church in suburban Chicago, is astutely aware of this and brings some substance along with his punchy prose. The question the author addresses is a vital one--how does technology affect ones relationships, especially with God? Darling warns young people against using technology to insulate themselves from the realities of life, as this results in missing where God is most present. He urges that they embrace an unsafe life and take some chances, because people who are outside of their cocoons of comfort feel Gods presence most acutely. A young, tech-savvy audience will be challenged but not threatened by the authors suggestions, and they will find the reflection questions at the conclusion of each chapter especially helpful. The final chapter offers wise advice for living as a person of faith in a technologically driven world. Both young and old could heed these words. (Jan. 3) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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