The Joy of Missing Out
By Christina Crook
In this newly released book, Vancouver-born author and TEDx Speaker Christina Crook shares her experience with staying offline for a period of 31 days, and offers new insight into the impact of our reliance on technology in our day-to-day lives.
Excerpt: Statistics tell us that most of us are not living with this kind of joy; we are not living our very good days. Instead, we are living in silos. In rooms all over the city, we are gathered side-by-side in cubicles, high above spider-legged byways, spending the currency of our lives in front of MacBook Pros with retina displays, iPads and Androids. Little “poolunk” sounds indicate messages received, interrupting conversations, thoughts and feelings. Neighbors are tucked indoors. Our energies, creativity and time — per- haps the best of us — are being spent committed to screens. Already our gadgets are wearable and, sooner than we think, they’ll be under our skin.
“Beautifully written. The Joy of Missing Out will encourage you to rediscover the pleasure of life, unplugged.”
– Janine Vangool, publisher and editor, UPPERCASE magazine
“A life-changer for anyone experiencing the pressure and disconnection of a fast-paced, media-saturated culture.”
– Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times Best-selling Author of Hands Free Mama
“The Joy of Missing Out reclaims sacred space for all things blessedly human, and I highly recommend it to readers.”
– Jen Pollock Michel, author, Teach Us to Want, Christianity Today’s Book of the Year 2015
The Joy of Missing Out Giveaway
Would you love to log off and curl up with a copy of this book? New Society Publishers is kindly gifting a copy to three of our readers. Enter through the giveaway form below for your chance to win!
Open to Canada – Enter by March 27, 2015