Monday, June 27, 2016

Spiritual Balance in a Digital World

In her book, The Wired Soul:Finding Spiritual Balance in a Hyperconnected Age, Tricia McCray Rhodes has written an interesting book.  Her point is that we are so engaged in technology that we have difficult finding balance and centeredness. 

The fact that I am on the computer a great deal of the time led me to request this book.  Initially I was drawn into the book, then I became frustrated as I moved along.  I think it was partly the fact that the book was written more from a Lectio Divina perspective.

By this I mean, there were 4 main sections ~

Lectio - meaning to read
Meditatio - meaning to meditate
Oratio - meaning to pray
Contemplatio - meaning to contemplate.

What was really nice in the book was the effort taken to give practical examples, and about 3-4 pages at the end of each chapter giving a game plan to attempt to put these practices into daily use.  This is a book I may return to in a different season of life, and my hope is that it will speak to me more at that time, then it is now. 

Overall, though, this is a very good book, informative, easy to read, and practical.

I received this book from in exchange for an honest review.

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