You, Your Family and the Internet: What Every Christian in the Digital Age Ought to Know (Lifestyles) (Lifestyles (Day One))

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How may Christians better understand the dangers and opportunities offered by the Internet? This excellent resource, written by an expert in the field, explains and illustrates what the technologies are and guides readers to draw on biblical principles (such as self-control and accountability) to help them to apply these to the dangers at hand. It also encourages believers to make the best use of opportunities that arise from judicious use of the World Wide Web.

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David Clark was born and brought up in a missionary family working in France. A Bible believing Christian since the age of 15, he is active in his local Evangelical and Reformed church in England, where he lives after spending a number of years in the USA. He has worked with computer technology for over 30 years, has a degree in Computer Science and Electronics, and carried out Postgraduate research into the uses of Artificial Intelligence in the design of silicon chips. He owns and runs a consultancy company that carries out technology related work for the UK and US governments. He has published a number of technical papers at various conferences, ranging from the use of Artificial Intelligence, to Risk Analysis. He has also served on the boards of Evangelical Times and Evangelical Press, as well as working in publishing in the Russian and Chinese languages.

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Today some two billion people around the world use the Internet. Almost 80% of North Americans are connected to the web. But even as we use it, few of us understand the dizzying array of its applications and implications. David Clark guides us through the complexities of the Internet with simple, clear explanations. Even better, he unveils the spiritual implications of the Internet, both positive and negative. Pastors, parents, and teachers will greatly appreciate this book, as will the everyday Christian who, like me, is struggling to keep up with the ever-expanding universe of cyber-space, desiring to use it to God's glory and the welfare of our families and Christ's church. --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

It is true that the Internet has brought all the world into our homes. This includes good and evil, beauty and ugliness, truth and falsehood. How are Christian parents to deal with this onslaught on our homes and our children? David Clark has provided a much-needed service to the church by writing a book on this very issue. He takes a very balanced approach, and one that is needed in the church. I can t think of a more pressing issue for the church to deal with. I encourage every parent to buy this book and to work through it diligently. Do not be caught unawares! --John D. Currid, Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte

Much has been written about living as Christians in this digital world; much more will be written in the days and years to come. The unique strength of David Clark's contribution is in his application of key biblical principles that will guide our use of these technologies and inform our dedication to them. --Tim Challies, Author and Blogger, Ontario, Canada

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