Overview

The Within the Walls trilogy chronicles the life of Emilya Hoffman Bowes Brown—technological genius, collaborator in the newest wave of “tek” enhancements to hit the market, and creator of virtual vacations. In Within the Walls (Book 1) Emilya finds information that leads her on a journey to a community of dissidents who have chosen to live without technology, exposed to nature and the elements—something that was supposed to be impossible. As Breaking the Silence (Book 2) unfolds, Emilya is trying to understand ...
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Breaking the Silence

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Overview

The Within the Walls trilogy chronicles the life of Emilya Hoffman Bowes Brown—technological genius, collaborator in the newest wave of “tek” enhancements to hit the market, and creator of virtual vacations. In Within the Walls (Book 1) Emilya finds information that leads her on a journey to a community of dissidents who have chosen to live without technology, exposed to nature and the elements—something that was supposed to be impossible. As Breaking the Silence (Book 2) unfolds, Emilya is trying to understand the puzzle of these people in the wild, the way they live, and their use of words like “faith” and “soul.” Aren’t humans just biology and electricity?
How can people co-exist in a place where they can’t simply turn off the communications of others or carefully edit responses? Complications pile up for Emilya as she tries to deal with aspects of love and friendship that defy her carefully constructed idea of what it means to be alive.
The first two books in this series are intended to spotlight the real dangers of the world's increasing dependence upon technology—and the illusion that we can achieve perfection, happiness, true relationships, or fulfillment within the walls of “safety” that we’re told technology can provide.
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Editorial Reviews

Review page at Wild Flower Press, Inc - Wayne Jacobsen
"I love the tale Dr. Bennett spins as Emilya continues her journey caught between the rigid world of technology and the calling of the transcendent. This is an engaging, thought-provoking, and deeply satisfying story of one woman's struggle to define her life."—Wayne Jacobsen, author of He Loves Me: Learning to Live in the Father's Affection, and
collaborator on The Shack
Review page at Wild Flower Press, Inc. - Jon Zens
Stephanie Bennett masterfully addresses the tension between an increasingly depersonalized society and the human hunger for belonging. This is an engaging story that wrestles with far-reaching issues staring us in the face right now, and offers hope in the midst of crises that threaten the fundamentals of human existence itself.."–Jon Zens, author of A Church Building Every ½ Mile: What Makes American Christianity Tick?
Review page at Wild Flower Press, Inc - Eric Goodman
Stephanie Bennett's Within the Walls series vividly portrays the nightmare of hyper-mechanization and the dangers it poses to personality and human sovereignty. Keen social commentary and insights into communication are embedded within a love story in the broadest sense, as the protagonist, Emilya, discovers the capacity to connect to the humanity within and around her. . . .".”—Eric Goodman, creator and producer, Thus Spoke the Spectacle www.thespectacle.net
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149055913
  • Publisher: Wild Flower Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Series: Within the Walls trilogy , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • File size: 572 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Bennett, PhD. is Professor at the School of Communication and Media at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, FL. Currently, Dr. Bennett teaches courses in communication ethics, relationship management, social issues in mass media, nonverbal communication, and rhetoric. She is a member of the National Communication Association, the Media Ecology Association, and the International Jacques Ellul Society, and has written a number of books on the importance of voice and presence in the age of technology.

Married to her musician/drummer husband, Earl, she is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of five. Stephanie brings her love of writing and close-knit community together with a heart to inspire personal growth.
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