Author Tony Reinke
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Tony Reinke

Tony Reinke is a staff writer for Desiring God and the author of three books: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You (2017), Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015), and Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011). He hosts the popular Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at


A large collection of reader selections and favorite lines from Newton on the Christian Life:

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” What Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich was trying to say.

“Jesus abides in u to the degree his words abide in u, and u abide in Jesus to the degree u obey his words.” –@AndyNaselli on Jn15:4–10