The digital age is an age of information overload. In this noisy, technology-driven world, full of important news and urgent messages, spending silent time in prayer can seem impossible.
In his second book, Matt Swaim brings to light the obstacles to prayer inherent in our digitally-connected culture and explores both the challenges and benefits of living a Christian life in the 21st century. Drawing on the spiritual wisdom of such masters as St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Therese of Lisieux, and Venerable Pope John Paul II, Swaim provides practical suggestions for learning how to "unplug" and incorporate prayer into one's daily life.
Delve into how technology truly affects our faith:
In a culture suffering from information overload, what's the difference between knowing facts about God and actually knowing God?
How does our desire to be entertained interfere with knowing God as He really is, rather than just as we want to perceive Him?
What are the distinctions between employing media and information as tools to aid evangelization and spiritual growth while avoiding a purely consumer approach to the faith?
How can information overload deaden our ability to listen?
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Watch an interview with Matt Swaim: Journey Home - Former Methodist - Marcus Grodi with Matt Swaim - 03-14-2011
"If you're so wired that you think you've got it all figured out, it's likely that you're in need of this book Matt gives readers a full menu of thoughtful discourse on how to sync prayer and technology in this digital age. Mute your cell phone, hit pause on your DVR and savor some silence with this exceptional book."
Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms
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