As my new still nameless book makes it’s way through the editorial process I am getting more and more excited for a few specific reasons:
- It’s the book I had to write, not the book the market was demanding I write. I’ve not done well over 100 parent workshops and along the way I’ve learned that people’s felt need is to want to know “how” about social media. “How do I do this? How do I keep my kids from that? But along the way I’ve taken the time to really listen and come to the conclusion I think that they need to spend time thinking about “why.” The new book takes you uncomfortable places and requires you to ask “why” a lot.
- It’s timely. Particularly in this crazy political season I’m concerned about who is engaging in the conversation, who isn’t, and how we can all do it better. I think the book provides a framework for every Christian to engage with people in a way that reflects their Christian witness.
- It’s hopeful help. The book provides a way for people to recalibrate their lives to include, but not be overwhelmed by, social media. The current narratives and solutions don’t work… I think we can all agree on that. So I take a look backwards to point readers to a more healthy relationship with social media and technology going forward.
A friend who read the manuscript highlighted this quote from the introduction as a summary of the book:
“The goal isn’t guilt, it’s action.
I believe each of our personal callings in life are far too important to waste our lives tuning into the wrong things.”
Hopefully, soon we’ll have the title and cover ready. Until then, if you’re on Goodreads, I’d love to connect there.