iFaith, Connecting with God in the 21st Century
“brings some substance along with his punchy prose.” – Publisher’s Weekly
From the Book Jacket:
We’re a generation raised on instant: Instant formula. Disposable diapers. Satellite TV. GPS navigation. Online check-in. Automatic everything. We’re always plugged in and wired. We’re accustomed to having answers at the snap of our fingers. We’re used to being in control. How does this affect our communication with God? This is the question iFaith seeks to answer. What has life at warp speed done to our souls? Has faith been replaced with a false sense of security? Has the digital and technological
revolution made us more impatient with the God who delights in making His people wait? iFaith is a unique look at prayer and faith in the twenty-first century, calling us back to a place of rest and silence and peace with God.
“Daniel Darling is a serious young man of faith, worthy of a careful reading.”
Jerry B. Jenkins, bestselling author of 175 books, including the 700,000,000 selling Left Behind series.
“If you’ve ever wondered where prayer fits in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital world, iFaith has the answer. Using phrases common to Facebook, iPhone and instant messaging, Daniel Darling shows us how practical prayer can be in the 21st-century. Reading this book can reboot your prayer life and open a high-speed connection with God.”
Dr. Ray Pritchard, President, Keep Believing Ministries, Author, An Anchor for the Soul, Man of Honor, The ABCs of Wisdom
“Many question whether the ancient truths of Christianity connect with the instant expectations of postmodern culture. Darling answers with both a biblical and applicable approach for those in doubt. iFaith is the perfect response for the digital generation. Read it, live it, and forward it to a friend!”
-Dillon Burroughs, professor and bestselling author of What Can Be Found in LOST
“If I had written an appropriate endorsement for an earlier generation, I would have used words like super, groovy, neat, and perhaps even it rocks. Dan Darling hits exactly the right tone for this generation; therefore, I’d say it’s awesome and so there.”
—Cecil Murphey is the author or co-author or co-author of more than 100 books, including 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
“If you want to connect more deeply to God, read IFaith. Daniel deftly weaves heartfelt stories with the struggles biblical characters faced as he challenges the reader to a deeper spiritual life. As an added bonus, each chapter includes fresh insight and practical pointers that will enrich your walk with Christ.”
—Charles Stone, Senior Pastor, Ginger Creek Community Church, Aurora, IL, author of 5 Ministry Killers
iFaith is not a normal book and Daniel Darling is not a normal author. He has written a clever, meaty, biblical and practical manual for living with Jesus day by day. The Internet is all about connections, and this book is all about connecting with God in the 21st century. How do iPhones, email, Facebook and Google inform and shape our faith? How can we cling to old-time Christianity while embracing increasingly powerful technology? This is not just a book you’ll read and put down. It’s a book you’ll mull over and share with friends. It’s also a perfect resource for small groups or Sunday School classes. Through this book, you’ll not only see Jesus formed more deeply in you, you might even discover him smiling back at you in your text messages and Facebook posts.
—Bill Giovannetti, pastor, author of How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World, and professor at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.
My generation is so good at creating an app for that, which our hearts desire. Not so much for connecting with God. That’s why I believe iFaith: Connecting With God in the 21st Century a must read for those figuring out God, Google, and Grace.
-Renee Johnson, Devotional Diva™ spirited speaker and writer to the 20-somethings. Author of “Faithbook of Jesus” and creator of Throw Mountains a revolution for young adults.
“Daniel tackles one of the thornier issues in our no-waiting, instantly-downloadable approach to faith. As Daniel so aptly points out, faith is about the wait. I have come to expect that when I read something Daniel Darling has written, I will be challenged and pushed to think deeper. This book is no exception.”—Jennifer Kennedy Dean, best-selling author Live A Praying Life
From Publisher’s Weekly:
“Appealing to teens and young adults, especially when writing about religion, takes more than just appropriating their lingo and dropping a few pop culture references. Darling, columnist for Crosswalk.com and pastor at Gages Lake Bible Church in suburban Chicago, is astutely aware of this and brings some substance along with his punchy prose. The question the author addresses is a vital one–how does technology affect one’s relationships, especially with God? Darling warns young people against using technology to insulate themselves from the realities of life, as this results in missing where God is most present. He urges that they embrace an “unsafe life” and take some chances, because people who are outside of their cocoons of comfort feel God’s presence most acutely. A young, tech-savvy audience will be challenged but not threatened by the author’s suggestions, and they will find the reflection questions at the conclusion of each chapter especially helpful. The final chapter offers wise advice for living as a person of faith in a technologically driven world. Both young and old could heed these words.”