You will receive weekly emails, readings and print outs from Andy and Amy Crouch to help you dive into the challenge and experience life with fewer distractions.
After participating in the challenge, you will have walked through all of the Tech-Wise principles as a family and can continue to explore the joy and wonder of a life not controlled by technology.
Amy Crouch is a rare 19-year-old. In an Instagramming, Instagram-influencing and digital native generation, she grew up with minimal technology. In My Tech-Wise Life, she and her father, Andy Crouch, share how intentional and controlled use of modern devices, apps, and services has helped her avoid many of the negative experiences of her peers and cultivate positive experiences interacting with the real world.
With writing that connects on a teen-to-teen level, Amy and Andy unpack tech temptations–such as the temptation to distract ourselves from any potentially boring or awkward situation, or to stay up-to-date with every notification and trend–and then offer antidotes that lead to more patience, wisdom, honesty and wonder in life.
Making good choices about technology is more than just using internet filters and limiting “screen time.” It’s about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media, rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world’s knowledge at our fingertips.
Drawing on in-depth original research from Barna Group, Andy Crouch helps readers ask deeper questions about tech and family life: Who do we want to be as a family? How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal? This book is for anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology’s distractions, and wants to reclaim real life in a world of devices.
Amy Crouch is a student at Cornell University studying linguistics, English and anything else she can fit into her schedule. She loves to cook, climb mountains and chat about books.
Andy Crouch–author, speaker, musician and dad to Amy–has shaped the way our generation sees culture, creativity and the gospel. In addition to his books The Tech-Wise Family, Culture Making, Playing God and Strong and Weak, his work has been featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal. the New York Times and Lecrae’s 2014 single “Non-Fiction.” He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.