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The Life We're Looking For

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The Life We're Looking For by Andy Crouch
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Apr 19, 2022 | ISBN 9780593237342

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“As I read this breathtaking book, I was surprised to find myself tearing up often, not because it is a book about tragedy or loss, but because Andy Crouch, perhaps more than any other writer of our day, perceives and names the deepest and most vulnerable longings of the human heart. The Life We’re Looking For describes the confusion and contradictions of our cultural moment in clear and resonant ways and, more important, offers hope that we might find a beautiful way of living amidst them.”—Tish Harrison Warren, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and Prayer in the Night

“An artfully deep dive into the true nature of persons, and technology’s impact upon us.”—Dave Evans, co-author of Designing Your Life, co-founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab

The Life We’re Looking For is, and this is saying something, Andy Crouch’s best book: a deeply moving meditation on the human need to find true personhood, which means, among other things, to know as we are known. Strong and cogent critiques of Mammon’s empire—which, as Crouch shows, is where we live—are not unheard of, but a book that goes this deeply into the heart of things, into the heart of God, is a pearl of great price.”—Alan Jacobs, author of How to Think and Breaking Bread with the Dead

“Technology is, and always has been, both an opportunity and a threat to human flourishing. Andy Crouch’s short, insightful, profound book finds the middle way—the right way forward—through personhood, community, and love.”—Tyler VanderWeele, director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University

“In this truly brilliant book, Andy Crouch uncovers why more and more people feel themselves to be living in an impersonal, unsatisfying, and lonely world. Filled with insightful analysis and wise counsel, The Life We’re Looking For takes us into the heart of a more meaningful, shared, and joyous life that is inspired by the love of God. Reading The Life We’re Looking For, you will discover what it takes to be human.”—Norman Wirzba, Duke Divinity School professor, author of This Sacred Life

“A thought-provoking look at the subtle, daily tradeoffs all of us make—between comfort and fulfillment, shallow connection and deep relationship—and how we can push back against the forces pulling us apart.”—Ben Sasse, U.S. senator, author of Them

“With warmth and erudition, The Life We’re Looking For engages readers in a personal meditation on the hidden costs of our technological dreams. What are we not seeing, hearing, tasting, experiencing because we have partnered with devices? Crouch asks us to summon the intelligence, resolve, and faith to regain lost ground.”—Sherry Turkle, MIT professor, author of Reclaiming Conversation

“Crouch’s trustworthy voice diagnoses our culture and gives a vision for us to redeem it. Crouch is a leader of leaders, and I’m grateful he stays out in front of the pack issuing wisdom.”—Jennie Allen, bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head, founder of IF:Gathering

“A fascinating and eye-opening book on the need to discover what might, perhaps, be called the Holy Ghost in the machine.”—Tom Holland, author of Dominion

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