In the world of technology, there are just two kinds of people: digital natives and digital immigrants. Digital natives are those born after the advent of the internet. They are comfortable with swift technological change and take the presence of technology in their lives almost completely for granted. They have "digital DNA" flowing through their bodies. On the other hand, digital immigrants are those born before the advent of the internet. Their comfort level with our technology-soaked world is more variable. But they are affected by the digital invasion just as much as their native children.
With the latest research supporting them, Dr. Archibald Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd uncover both the subtle and the dramatic ways digital technology is changing us from within, focusing their exposé on the impact on the spiritual life of individuals. Through insights from neuroscience and psychology, they offer readers therapeutic and biblical strategies for handling the digital invasion in order to become good stewards of their digital lives. Parents, educators, students, counselors, and pastors will especially appreciate this cultural wake-up call.
Dr. Archibald D. Hart is the author of nearly thirty books and is senior professor of psychology and dean emeritus of the school of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is well known for his ministry to churches through psychological training, education, and consultation, and he and his wife, Kathleen, are sought after by church groups around the world to speak and conduct workshops. He also serves as president of the International Network for Christian Counseling. In 2011, Dr. Hart was the recipient of the prestigious 25th Anniversary AACC Silver Award for outstanding influence and leadership in the development and advancement of Christian counseling around the world. He and his wife live in California.
Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd is the daughter of Archibald Hart. She has a master's degree specializing in Christian counseling and an earned doctorate of ministry in leadership specializing in spiritual formation. Dr. Frejd has been working as a digital researcher and has published articles on the subject for Christian Counseling Today and for various blogs. She has also given presentations on the topic and has developed The Digital Invasion resource website. She is a Flourish in Life and Relationships Coach and coach trainer and speaks at women's conferences and retreats around the world. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Russ, and their three digital natives.