Virtually Human
SPCK
 

Virtually Human
paperback
  • Length: 176 pages
  • Published: November 20, 2015
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-1-7835-9389-7
  • Item Code: P59389

The world is changing fast, and digital technology fastest of all.

The growth of social media and increasingly innovative digital advancements raises questions for every Christian. How should we understand the new digital age? And how can we live well within it?

These technologies hold awesome potential for good. But when we engage unthinkingly with the online world, there is a danger that we begin to become increasingly like the technologies we use, relating and thinking without human connection. We fall short of what we were made to be. We are virtually human.

Whether you are an early adopter, a sceptic, or just content to go with the flow, this book will help you navigate the digital world in a way that honours Christ and leads to your growth and the growth of those around you.

"Virtually Human masterfully steers clear of the typical pitfalls of writing on a subject like this. It is measured without once being boring; prophetic without being scolding; and accessible without being simplistic. Ed and Pete are equally expert in their command of theology and technology. I especially appreciated their exploration of the currencies of technology—time, community, identity, knowledge, and so on—by reframing them around the biblical narrative. Their arguments and illustrations are so strong and self-evident that I can imagine this book being equally effective for the Christian or the skeptic. I'm very pleased with this book and look forward to recommending it."

Scott Kauffman, vice president of content and strategy at Redeemer Presbyterian New York

"How our faith interacts with our digital world is such an important topic, and this book gives us the theological foundations we need whilst also being intensely practical. I wish all Christians would read this!"

Andy Geers, PrayerMate app developer

"Our digital world can leave us bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Simplistic answers don't satisfy. The strength of Ed and Pete's analysis is its theological muscle which has the power to slow down our spinning compass and to redirect us clearly and gloriously towards Jesus Christ. Read it and get ready for real, not virtual, transformation.""Our digital world can leave us bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Simplistic answers don't satisfy. The strength of Ed and Pete's analysis is its theological muscle which has the power to slow down our spinning compass and to redirect us clearly and gloriously towards Jesus Christ. Read it and get ready for real, not virtual, transformation."

Daniel Strange, academic vice principal, Oak Hill College, London
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Ed Brooks has served in student ministry in Cape Town and at St Ebbe's in Oxford, and is now studying for a PhD. He is married to Liubov and they have three small children.

BY Ed Brooks

Pete Nicholas is pastor of the church plant Inspire London. Previously he worked for All Souls Langham Place and Christians in Sport, and before that in the technology industry.

BY Pete Nicholas

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