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In this series, we are digging in to understand better how our habits shape us into followers of Jesus. Below are some resources that might be helpful to you and your family are looking to grow in these areas. This page will be updated throughout the series.

Two book recommendation for further study for the whole series:

  • The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley. Here you can visit the website that outlines the various practices recommended in the book, and discern which you might like to adopt into your family life.
  • You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K.A. Smith. This is a book to go a little deeper into the theological understanding of how the way we go through our days forms us into followers of Jesus.

 

Holy Limits: Using Technology Wisely

  • The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch. This is a great book for families to read to learn more about ways to think through how to use technology wisely in the home.
  • 10 Commandments for a “Tech-Wise Family”. Read this article that helpfully condenses the book, and offers some of the practical guidance Andy Crouch recommends for families to consider.

Questions for Technology Use (adapted from Tech-Wise Family):

Is this helping me bond with real people?
Is this starting great conversations?
Is this helping me care for my fragile body?
Is this helping me develop skills or just consume media?
Is this helping me cultivate awe and responsibility for the created world?
And finally, …
Am I using this tech with intention and care?

 

Holy Rhythms: Balancing Work and Rest

Holy Homes: Praying and Eating at Home

Holy Wisdom: Seeking Truth in the Age of Social Media

  • The Wisdom Pyramid by Brett McCracken. This book gives a helpful Christian framework to thinking about how to seek wisdom in the information overload of social media.
  • The Social Dilemma (Netflix). This documentary on Netflix helps describe how the algorithms have led us to be more isolated, divided, and lonelier than ever.