Tony Reinke

Emily O...
341 books | 23 friends

Hayden ...
289 books | 29 friends

Joe Ros...
677 books | 35 friends

Daniel ...
563 books | 116 friends

Calvini...
1,516 books | 246 friends

Andrew ...
2,977 books | 318 friends

Katie
942 books | 81 friends

Emily Zell
985 books | 159 friends

More friends…

Tony Reinke

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
John Piper, Tim Keller, Don Carson, Herman Bavinck, C. S. Lewis, G. K. ...more

Member Since
October 2011


Tony Reinke hosts the popular Ask Pastor John podcast and serves as the Communications Director for desiringGod.org. He has authored five books including *12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You* (2017). He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children.

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age

The rise of media saturation has ushered in a new age of rivalry with the gospel for the human gaze. We live in an age of competing spectacles.

Learn More

2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 29, 2019 17:00
Average rating: 4.26 · 7,437 ratings · 1,316 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
12 Ways Your Phone Is Chang...

by
4.32 avg rating — 3,100 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lit!: A Christian Guide to ...

by
4.12 avg rating — 2,444 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mom Enough: The Fearless Mo...

by
4.38 avg rating — 671 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Competing Spectacles: Treas...

4.36 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Newton on the Christian Lif...

by
4.59 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Joy Project: A True Sto...

4.13 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Joy Project: An Introdu...

by
4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lit!: Um guia cristão para ...

by
4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reading theology

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Killjoys: The Seven Deadly ...

by
4.27 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Tony Reinke…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Zane Grey Meg...
Tony Reinke is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Tony’s Recent Updates

Tony Reinke is now friends with Joel White
Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke
Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke
"In “Competing Spectacles”, Reinke gives us a much-needed reminder that what we behold transforms us. And in our modern, digital world, we’re constantly being sold a product that will ultimately pale in comparison to the riches we can experience in..." Read more of this review »
Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke
"We live in an increasingly visual culture. As a pastor, I hear the relentless sound of a postmodern drumbeat: “The average person cannot sit through a forty-five-minute sermon,” I’m told. Yet that same person will sit in a dark room for nearly fou..." Read more of this review »
Tony Reinke liked a quote
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke
“True freedom from the bondage of technology comes not mainly from throwing away the smartphone, but from filling the void with the glories of Jesus that you are trying to fill with the pleasures of the device.”
Tony Reinke
Tony Reinke liked a quote
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke
“The more we take refuge in distraction, the more habituated we become to mere stimulation and the more desensitized to delight. We lose our capacity to stop and ponder something deeply, to admire something beautiful for its own sake, to lose ourselves in the passion for a game, a story, or a person.”
Tony Reinke
Tony Reinke rated a book it was amazing
Alive in Him by Gloria Furman
Rate this book
Clear rating
C.S. Lewis said it well. Theologically, we often resemble little kids, happy to live in the ignorance of mud pies because we’ve never stood on the sandy boundary that slopes into oceanic depths. This is a critique with teeth, and it bites. But ...more
Tony Reinke is now following
30465
Tony Reinke is currently reading
The Zane Grey Megapack by Zane Grey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tony Reinke rated a book it was amazing
Dostoevsky by Joseph Frank
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Tony's books…
“If we neglect Scripture in order to read only other books, we not only cut ourselves from the divine umbilical cord that feeds our souls, we also cut ourselves from the truth that makes it possible for us to benefit from the truth, goodness, and beauty in the books that we read.”
Tony Reinke, Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books

“The more we take refuge in distraction, the more habituated we become to mere stimulation and the more desensitized to delight. We lose our capacity to stop and ponder something deeply, to admire something beautiful for its own sake, to lose ourselves in the passion for a game, a story, or a person.”
Tony Reinke, 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

“Currently, the Library of Congress houses eighteen million books. American publishers add another two hundred thousand titles to this stack each year. This means that at the current publishing rate, ten million new books will be added in the next fifty years. Add together the dusty LOC volumes with the shiny new and forthcoming books, and you get a bookshelf-warping total of twenty-eight million books available for an English reader in the next fifty years! But you can read only 2,600 - because you are a wildly ambitious book devourer. ... For every one book that you choose to read, you must ignore ten thousand other books simply because you don't have the time (or money!).”
Tony Reinke, Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”
John Piper

“Years later, when Dostoevsky was reading the book of Job once again, he wrote his wife that it put him into such a state of "unhealthy rapture" that he almost cried. "It's a strange thing, Anya, this books is one of the first in my life which made an impression on me; I was then still almost a child." There is an allusion to this revelatory experience of the young boy in The Brothers Karamazov, where Zosima recalls being struck by a reading of the book of Job at the age of eight and feeling that "for the first time in my life I consciously received the seed of God's word in my heart" (9:287). This seed was one day to flower into the magnificent growth of Ivan Karamazov's passionate protest against God's injustice and the Legend of the Grand Inquisitor, but it also grew into Alyosha's submission to the awesomeness of the infinite before which Job too had once bowed his head, and into Zosima's teaching of the necessity for an ultimate faith in the goodness of God's mysterious wisdom. It is Dostoevsky's genius as a writer to have been able to feel (and to express) both these extremes of rejection and acceptance. While the tension of this polarity may have developed out of the ambivalence of Dostoevsky's psychodynamic relationship with his father, what is important is to see how early it was transposed and projected into the religious symbolism of the eternal problem of theodicy.”
Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849

“My heart is like a country but half subdued, where all things are in an unsettled state, and mutinies and insurrections are daily happening. I hope I hate the rebels that disturb the King’s peace. I am glad when I can point them out, lay hold of them, and bring them to him for justice. But they have many lurking-holes, and sometimes they come disguised like friends, so that I do not know them, till their works discover them.10”
Tony Reinke, Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ

“The progressive cure for our maladies is looking to Christ’s glory as we endure the proper medications of necessary pain and trials, the bitter circumstances that make us whiny patients.61 Yet Christ is always on call, his patience is infinite, and he bears with our complaints as he works out our spiritual health.62 Only in him do sinners find healing.”
Tony Reinke, Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ

“Sin is what makes the things we know we ought to do so difficult and lifeless.”
Tony Reinke, Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ




No comments have been added yet.