Ebook Special for Living into Focus by Arthur Boers

Now through October 15, the ebook of Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters Most in an Age of Distraction by Arthur Boers is only $2.99 (85% off) from the following participating retailers:

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Recipient of a Word Guild 2013 Canadian Christian Writing Award

“[Boers] offers a needed antidote to the way of life he maintains has hijacked our humanity: technology addiction. . . . He defines the distraction of technology as low-threshold activity (or better, non-activity) that diminishes humans and breaks down connectedness to people and one’s sense of place. . . . The commitment to reverse this fragmentation is what he calls ‘eccentric faithfulness’: stay connected to those in our families and communities face to face, heart to heart. That takes ‘focal practices’ that demand more but render intangible returns–the ballast of authentic belonging. . . . The book is lengthy and tightly written, and makes demands of the reader for patience. But that, one presumes, is precisely the point.”
Publishers Weekly

“Boers does an admirable job of translating Borgmann’s theories in a way that honors their complexity. . . . Living into Focus is . . . the most potentially transformative book on technology and faith that I’ve read, and it is one that individual readers, small groups, and churches should not ignore, in part because it moves beyond diagnosis to ask the question of how we should then live. . . . Pastors will find Boers’s reflections on worship technologies, e-mailed prayer requests, and parishioners’ technology-saturated lives especially thought-provoking.”
Christian Century

In today’s high-speed culture, there’s a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we value most. We feel fragmented, overwhelmed by busyness and the tyranny of gadgets.

Veteran pastor and teacher Arthur Boers offers a critical look at the isolating effects of modern life that have eroded the centralizing, focusing activities that people used to do together. He suggests ways to make our lives healthier and more rewarding by presenting specific individual and communal practices that help us focus on what really matters. These practices–such as shared meals, gardening, hospitality, walking, prayer, and reading aloud–bring our lives into focus and build community. The book includes questions for discernment and application.

Arthur Boers (DMin, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor and R. J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. He served as a pastor for sixteen years and is the award-winning author of numerous articles and six books, including The Way Is Made by Walking and The Rhythm of God’s Grace. He speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and retreats.