Friday, September 30, 2011

From The Garden To The City by John Dyer ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications (June 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825426685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825426681
  • Review copy provided by Kregel Publishing

About the book:
Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology's subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?

My take on this  book:
Lets face it we are all slaves to technology, from the cars we drive to the computers we use, we are so used to these things that we couldn't even begin to imagine life without them, and it seems that things are updated so quickly that they are obselete before you even get that tricky packaging off often making us feel the need to constantly update. Is it possible as Christians to live a faith based life and also embrace technology? 
"From The Garden To The City" uses scriptures as well as personal stories to give us the answer that yes we can, that we can actually use technology to honor and fulfill Gods plan for us.The author gives us an interesting look at not only how technology has saturated our lives but also how it has shaped and changed our lives. His use of personal stories and Biblical reference makes this book not only interesting but informative, reminding us that we must work diligently to live a Christian life while living in a world saturated with technology. I personally found this book to be quite informative and caused me to think about how I actually deal with technology in my life, and whether I am using it in a way that is pleasing to God.


  1. Cant agree with you more on that. We are all slaves to technology.

  2. Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for reviewing my book. I really appreciate it!


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