A review by loudgls89
What Would Jesus Post?: A Biblical approach to online interaction, by David Robertson

challenging informative medium-paced

4.0

 I started reading this book before lockdown 1.0 last year and unfortunately it just wasn’t the right time for me to be reading it, so I’ve only just got round to finishing it – not a reflection of the book, just a crazy year! 

Focusing on how to remain true to your Christian self while interacting online, this book was so interesting. With topics like wisdom and discernment and sewing a digital seed, it covered a wide range of topics. 

I think my favourite one was about digital sabbath. This may look different for everyone, but I’d never really thought about doing it. Obviously I know that taking a screen break is a good idea, but practising it as a sabbath and being intentional about what I replace that time with is such an interesting idea. 

Each chapter contains a description of the way things are, a section that goes a bit deeper, then a bit about how to go forward. Each then finishes with a biblical perspective, wisdom from the Psalms and some questions designed to make you think (or to be used in a group discussion). 

It’s definitely made me think a bit more about how some of my online interactions may not be ideal and how I could do better. At only 150 pages, it was a nice short book full of punchy truths. 

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.