Extended Audio Sample

Download The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion Audiobook, by Tim Challies Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Challies Narrator: Adam Black Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780310591702
Regular Price: $21.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Even the least technical among us are being pressed from all sides by advances in digital technology. We rely upon computers, cell phones, and the Internet for communication, commerce, and entertainment. Yet even though we live in this “instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls. In a manner that’s accessible, thoughtful, and biblical, author Tim Challies addresses questions such as: • How has life—and faith—changed now that everyone is available all the time through mobile phones? • How does our constant connection to these digital devices affect our families and our church communities? • What does it mean that almost two billion humans are connected by the Internet … with hundreds of millions more coming online each year? Providing the reader with a framework they can apply to any technology, Tim Challies explains how and why our society has become reliant on digital technology, what it means for our lives, and how it impacts the Christian faith.

Download and start listening now!

BK_ZOND_000987

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Durso | 2/16/2014

    " I really liked this book. So much, in fact, that I want to read it again. Tim Challies does a good job telling a story, keeping you interested, and making his point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The book had good insight, rrsearch, and references, all while being written in an easy to read style. It gave me plenty to think about. While I read this book for research of my own, I'm glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Precentor | 1/25/2014

    " Really really good book. I doubt many of my contemporaries will take the time to read it, but if you do you're sure to come away grappling with what it says. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/18/2014

    " Tim Challies has written an excellent commentary on the intersection of technology and faith. He breaks down the philosophical trends that underlie much of the technology and the push behind our technological age. He then helpfully considers these philosophies in light of the heart of man and the light of God's word. There is much here built upon Postman and other prophetic voices - but that is to his advantage as he uses valuable insight to weave a fresh and much needed perspective into this issue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/10/2014

    " Thought he took many of his points too far, but appreciated many of the underlying ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/28/2013

    " The book has a valuable message, but I didn't need to read the whole thing to get the message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vaughn | 12/28/2013

    " A fascinating look at technology and its use. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Willcox | 12/9/2013

    " Challies is a great author and always an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Huntsman | 7/17/2013

    " Very practical, to the point and challenging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Ward | 5/22/2013

    " Things have changed dramatically after the Internet revolution, and Christians have good reasons to evaluate carefully the positives and negatives of our new situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Erickson | 5/19/2012

    " Amazing book. Unbelievable challenging. There's no way you can read this and not be challenged to evaluate how you interact with media. It's the perfect book to go alongside Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/19/2012

    " This cut to the quick for me over and over making me realize that I need to evaluate the way that I am using technology. Very powerful and yet very simple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/10/2012

    " Without being technophobic or techno-adoring this book does a great job of navigating the whole Internet/new media debate by balancing the opportunity with the downside. Biblically thought through and theologically framed, Challies does a good job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dora | 11/29/2011

    " Well organized discussion concerning technology, its use, and the theological implications of various mediums. How do different technologies shape the way I see my world? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 9/9/2011

    " Absolutely essential reading for Christians concerned (or unconcerned) with how technology impacts their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 5/13/2011

    " An insightful, fascinating, theological perspective on our digital age "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanwin | 4/6/2011

    " Great book! Much better than I expected. 4/5 "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Tim Challies

A pastor, noted speaker, and author of numerous articles, Tim Challies is a pioneer in the Christian blogosphere. Over 20,000 people visit Challies.com each day, making it one of the most widely read and recognized Christian blogs in the world. Tim is also the editor of DiscerningReader.com, a site dedicated to offering thoughtful reviews of books that are of interest to Christians. Tim is the author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment and Sexual Detox. He and his family reside near Toronto, Ontario.

About the Narrator

Adam Black is a narrator of audiobooks known for his readings of My Name is Russel Fink, The Well, and Washed and Waiting, among others.