From the Garden to the City by John Dyer explores the issue of technology and how it affects us in our daily lives. It examines technology through Biblical scripture dealing with the issues of how it impacts our lives, our faith and God's plan for each of us.
I chose to read this book because it presented such a unique perspective - technology viewed through the scripture. From the Garden to the City is not a book about bashing technology. It clearly promotes that technology is neither good or bad; it's how we choose to use it that can enhance our lives or allow it to control us. It's our choice.
I was afraid that I'd find this book to be dry but it wasn't. It was a rather fascinating read! It's well grounded in scripture and oh boy, it was an eye opener for me! At times I found it somewhat painful to read because it hit too close to home. It is amazing to realize how easy it is to turn a blind eye to things that we really need to pay attention to.
I leave you with this quote from the book ~
We must continually attempt to view technology through the lens of the story of God and his people, with the resurrected Christ at the beginning, the middle, and the end of that story. It is His life, work, and promises that should inform our value system, shape the way we see the world and and transform the way we live in it.Many thanks to Kregel Publishers for the opportunity to review this book. My thoughts and feelings are my own and an honest reflection of how I feel about this book.