[Un]Intentional: The Book

Are screens holding you or your family back from all you were created to be?

Book cover of [Un]Intentional: How Screens Secretly Shape Your Desires, and How You Can Break Free

I know what that’s like. I knew if I didn’t figure out how to overcome what screens were pulling me into, I’d miss out on all God was calling me to do.

That’s when I learned the five Biblical practices I share in [Un]Intentional: How Screens Secretly Shape Your Desires, and How You Can Break Free.

As a dad of four daughters, a software developer, and a lifelong Bible student, I felt compelled to share what I had learned — knowing that we’re all being impacted by screens today.


[Un]Intentional is now available as an audiobook!


Since the book was published, readers have reported wonderful life changes, including healed marriages, help with screen-obsessed kids, freedom from addictions, and time to pursue life-long dreams. Most humbling and amazing to me are the stories of readers drawing closer to God than ever before.

Michelle shares the surprise impact of [Un]Intentional on her life

It’s Your Intentional Time

With four years of research published into twelve chapters with 179 footnotes, I am offering a complete case — a holistic approach unlike any other book focused on our relationship with technology.

If you’ll read [Un]Intentional and put the five practices to work in your life, you’ll reclaim your thought life, make better decisions, and be on the way to fulfilling your God-given mission.

The book is ideal for individuals, couples, church small groups, and high school student groups. Discussion questions are available; contact me and I’ll send them to you.

A Few Endorsements

“No topic is more critical in our screen-saturated culture. For any parent, for any grandparent, for any individual living with the constant distractions of this reality in their daily lives, this book comes as a beautifully-crafted and grace-filled invitation to manage the noise, to prioritize well, and to pay attention to the things in life that are significantly more important than one’s Instagram account.

Thank you, Doug, for sounding a clarion call to intentional living.”

Michael A. Vander Klipp, Editor-at-Large, HarperCollins Christian Publishing | Zondervan

[Un]Intentional has the feel of a modern Christian classic, a rare gem of a book for those of us now swimming in a screen crazed world—carefully researched yet written in such an engaging and honest style that it’s difficult to put down. After reading Doug’s book, I found myself feeling a new courage to live this life to the full, with the tools and knowledge to avoid the snares that so often drag us down into the tepid and mediocre life.

This is not just a book for the West, but a book that’s relevant for those of us throughout the world who are trying to live as God intended!”

Matthew Connor, International Scripture Arts Consultant, Wycliffe Bible Translators

[Un]Intentional addresses one of the core issues that is contributing to our nation’s loss of ability to think critically. Doug Smith is a seasoned learner, practitioner, and expert in the disease of media addiction in our screen-saturated world. [Un]Intentional is a must read for anyone with a computer, smart phone, or television.”

Todd Wilson, founder and director of Exponential, author of More: Find Your Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure

[Un]Intentional is available in Paperback or eBook on Amazon.com. For large quantity orders, please contact me.

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