The 40-Day Social Media Fast: Exchange Your Online Distractions for Real-Life Devotion

The 40-Day Social Media Fast: Exchange Your Online Distractions for Real-Life Devotion

by Wendy Speake, Lisa Whittle

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Overview

Are you addicted to your phone? Do you find yourself engaging online but unengaged at home with the people right in front of you? Do you spend hours scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, newsfeeds, and YouTube videos? Have your devices become divisive--dividing you from family and friends and, most importantly, God? What would happen if you took some time to fast from social media in order to get social with God and others once more?

In the pattern of her popular 40-Day Sugar Fast, Wendy Speake offers you The 40-Day Social Media Fast. This "screen sabbatical" is designed to help you become fully conscious of your dependence on social media so you can purposefully unplug from screens and plug into real life with the help of a very real God. Take a break from everyone and everything you follow online. Disconnect in order to reconnect with the only One who said "follow me."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493427673
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 240,494
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Wendy Speake is a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher who ministers to hearts through storytelling and biblical life application. During her career in Hollywood, on shows such as JAG, Melrose Place, and Star Trek Voyager, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify, encourage, and point audiences to Jesus Christ. Today she does just that: writing books, speaking to groups across the nation, and leading multiple online fasts and Bible studies each year. Author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast and coauthor of Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses, Wendy hosts her annual 40-Day Sugar Fast every January. She lives in Escondido, California. Learn more at www.wendyspeake.com.
Wendy Speake is the author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast and The 40-Day Social Media Fast, and is coauthor of Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. Wendy hosts her annual online 40-Day Sugar Fast every January and her 40-Day Social Media Fast every Lent. She lives in Escondido, California. Learn more at www.wendyspeake.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Before You Fast 13

Guidelines 21

Day 1 Is Social Media Bad? 23

Day 2 Follow Me 27

Day 3 Escapism 32

Day 4 Getting Social [IRL] 36

Day 5 Grocery Stories 41

Day 6 A Few Good Friends 46

Day 7 Eyes on the Skies 51

Day 8 Find the Apple 56

Day 9 Spring Gleaning 60

Day 10 Social Distancing 65

Day 11 Get Your Phone off His Throne 69

Day 12 Tech-Neck 73

Day 13 Golden Nuggets 78

Day 14 Stop Scrolling, Start Strolling 84

Day 15 Fill My Cup, Lord 89

Day 16 Well? 94

Day 17 Chosen 99

Day 18 El Roi 103

Day 19 The Grass Isn't Always Greener 108

Day 20 Red Lights 113

Day 21 Famous 118

Day 22 Are You Ready to Be God-Ready? 123

Day 23 Keeping Your First Love First 128

Day 24 Enough Is Enough! 132

Day 25 Savor the Savior 136

Day 26 Liquid Courage 140

Day 27 This Is Not a Game 144

Day 28 Streaming Distractions 149

Day 29 Extra! Extra! Read All about It! 153

Day 30 Little Foxes 158

Day 31 Self(ie) Fast 163

Day 32 Fasting from Fighting 168

Day 33 Holy Habits 173

Day 34 Shabbat Shalom 179

Day 35 Dress Rehearsal 183

Day 36 Take Me to Church 188

Day 37 Going Dark 192

Day 38 The Store vs. His Storehouse 196

Day 39 Getting Quiet in Order to Hear 201

Day 40 Boundaries and Freedom 206

Day 41 A Lifetime of Devotion 211

Acknowledgments 216

Notes 218

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