The Weekly Hit List: January 3, 2014

iGods by Craig Detweiler was reviewed by Andrew Byers for Christianity Today.

“Where he excels most notably is in his careful, well-researched portrayal of the values and motivations behind the digital technologies so tightly woven into the fabric of our lives. By tracing the formation of the iGod institutions, his book constitutes ‘an active resistance to a thoughtless embrace.’

“We’re offered a theologically informed exposé of technological influences and a cautionary reminder that our media gadgets and their makers are far from neutral. Technology shapes us. And the technology of our day is continually insinuating that newer, faster, and sleeker are superior values.”

Read the rest of “Our Love Affair with the
Letter ‘i'” here.

 

Quick Hits:

Hearts & Minds Books recommended Of Games and God by Kevin Schut.

Of Games and God was also reviewed in The Mennonite.

Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of Educating All God’s Children, wrote “The World Needs Me Pursuing Better Public Education for Everyone” for Comment Magazine.

The December issue of Political Theology is devoted to discussing Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith.

A Life Observed by Devin Brown was reviewed on Bob on Books.

 

Ebook Specials:

Adventures in Daily Prayer: Experiencing the Power of God’s Love by Bert Ghezzi is only $1.99 (72% off) through January 4.