Book Review – Calm, Cool, and Connected

August 30, 2018 by  
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Book: Calm, Cool, and Connected Author: Arlene Pellicane (with Gary Chapman) Published by: Moody Publishers Amazon Review Rating (as of 1/30/18) 4.7 stars with 47 reviews

Amazon Info: For those feeling overloaded with technology… Let’s face it: most of us are on our phones or computers way more than we’d like to be, and more than what’s even beneficial. We know that overuse of technology is harmful to our health and relationships, but how can we rewire our digital habits for a healthier life? In Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane will walk you through an easy 5-step plan that will help you center your life on Jesus and love others by decluttering your screen time. By introducing a few easy habits into your daily routine, you can transform your relationship with technology and enjoy more time with God and others. It’s easy to become consumed and preoccupied with our devices. In turn, we begin to suppress or ignore what’s most important, focusing instead on the urgent and sensational. Let this book guide you toward balanced technology use, and thus a more balanced life.  

My rating: 5 stars My review: I really enjoyed this quick, easy read. I had heard Pellicane on the radio when I was driving and she was talking about this book. I found myself wishing I could pull over and take notes, but now I don’t have to! Pellicane’s writing style is conversational and enjoyable. Her tips are not earth shattering but because of how she’s decided to lay out the book following the acronym H.A.B.I.T., one can easily keep the tips she gives top of mind. H – Hold Down The Off Button A – Always Put People First B – Brush Daily and Live With A Clean Conscience I – I Will Go Online With Purpose T – Take A Hike Even before I read the book or heard the author, I was trying to reduce my addiction to my phone – and using many of these tips. It’s not an easy habit to break especially with everyone around us living with the same “acceptable addiction”. nike kwazi I think the hardest one for me still is “I Will Go Online With Purpose” . nike air max femme Actually I would say it’s I will STAY online only if there’s still purpose. I can go grab my phone or my laptop with a specific task in mind but inevitably I’ll find myself later – sometimes MUCH later – STILL online after following a bunch of ZERO purpose bunny trails and random surfing. Ugh! The “T” for Take A Hike should include – WITHOUT your phone. Fjallraven Kanken People will live without you for an hour and even if something happens along your walk route, you can be pretty confident (unless you’re walking in some remote area) that someone will be around with a phone to help if you need it. nike air max tavas Anyway, this book is a great resource. Fjallraven Kanken NO.2 It’s inexpensive, fast to read, and one that you can leave out in the water closet or on the coffee table for perusing after you’ve read it. Buy the book on Amazon (click here) I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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