Protect your time. Prioritize relationships. Restore your spirit.
Technology teaches us to crave the hum and buzz of activity and the
dopamine hit of notifications. Yet social media and technology have
shortened our attention spans, disrupted our connections with others,
and even muddled our spirituality.
In Reconnect, contemplative author and retreat leader Ed
Cyzewski investigates the crisis of attention that is leading to mental
health challenges and extending to our souls. Yet the Christian
contemplative tradition—deeply rooted in the spiritual traditions and
practices of the church—offers a way forward, grinding the gears of this
frenetic activity and thinking to an unspectacular halt. For all its
benefits and promises, technology trains its users to pursue the exact
opposite of contemplative prayer practices every day, claims Cyzewski.
Grounded in current research into the impact of technology, Reconnect
helps Christians rewire their technology addictions and train
themselves to be present and aware of God rather than tuned into the
constant distractions and deceptions of this digital age. When phones go
dark and social media feeds stop scrolling, can we step into a deeper
stillness and presence with an always present God?