Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review - Calm, Cool, and Connected


For better or worse, technology is advancing rapidly.  Most of us are on our phones and computers more than we’d like to be.  We know too much technology is harmful to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health…but what can we do about it?

In Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life, I will walk you through an easy 5-step plan to help you center your life on God and loving others by decluttering your screen time.  By introducing new habits with your phone and other screens, you can significantly improve the quality of your relationships, waste less time, and be more productive.

It’s easy to lose track of time when playing a video game, shopping online, or answering email.  It’s time to focus less on the urgent, entertaining, and sensational, and to shift your attention to what is most important to you.


Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and the coauthor of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman). Arlene’s other books include 31 Days to
Becoming a Happy Wifeand 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been a featured guest on
the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, The 700 Club, and
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the associate producer for Turning
Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and
her master’s in journalism from Regent University. Arlene lives in San Diego with her
husband, James, and their three children.

To learn more and for free family resources, such as a monthly Happy Home podcast, visit


This is such a wonderful book for teaching us how to connect to God as well as those around us.

If you're like me, you'll find it's harder and harder to disconnect from your phone, tablet, and social medias. It has almost become an obsession in this day in age. Arlene teaches us five principals for getting free from the electronic life and into our real life in a calm way.

This was an enjoyable book to read with eye-opening information. I was so amazed at how disconnected so many of us have become with our real life and the real people around us because of our phones. It made me really take a hard look at how much time I spend focused on my phone and not my family.

By implimenting these ideas into my life, I've found I'm a lot more calm and available to my friends and family. This is a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone who is finding themselves drawn into social media more than their own life.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Moody Publishers

Blessings - Julie

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