“The Church and New Media” Book Giveaway

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, each week I give some away, absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

The Church and New Media

Today I’m giving away a SIGNED copy of a book I’m somewhat familiar with:

The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet

by Brandon Vogt

Our Sunday Visitor, 208 pages, paperback
Released on July 29, 2011

We’re in the middle of the biggest communication shift since the advent of the printing press. Facebook has over a billion users. People watch four billion YouTube videos every day. And last year alone, Americans sent 1.8 trillion text messages.

What does this all mean for the Church? How can Christians harness these new tools to reach out, teach, build community, and change the world?

The Church and New Media brings together innovators, experts, and visionaries on the relationship between faith and technology, packaging their wisdom into the definitive book on new media and the Church.

It shows not only how the Church can exist in the digital age, but how she can effectively proclaim within it. Here are just some of the many positive reviews:

“My expectation is that this book will give the Church courage and wisdom to embrace New Media as one of the premier gifts of God to evangelists of our day.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

“This book demonstrates how New Media is already impacting the Church and outlines many practical steps for dioceses, parishes, and individual Catholics to embrace it more broadly….Everyone involved in Communications and Evangelization ministries for the Church should read it.”
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston

“This book helps us understand both the potential and the challenges of blogging, tweeting and all the multiple forms of the new communications. I am pleased to recommend this very useful guide for individuals, parishes and diocesan workers who seek to use the new media to proclaim the Gospel and pass on the faith.”
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington

The book features chapters by:

Cardinal Seán O’Malley
Introduction / The Digital Continent
Brandon Vogt

Part One / Put Out Into the Deep: New Media & Evangelization

Chapter One / The Virtual Areopagus: Digital Dialogue with the Unchurched
Fr. Robert Barron
Chapter Two / Into the Light: Sharing the Spiritual Journey
Jennifer Fulwiler
Chapter Three / Speaking Their Language: Connecting with Young Adults
Marcel LeJeune

Part Two / That the World May Know: New Media & Formation

Chapter Four / Modern Epistles: Blogging the Faith
Mark Shea
Chapter Five / New Wineskins: Fresh Presentations of Ancient Tradition
Taylor Marshall
Chapter Six / Digital Discourse: The New Apologetics
Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Part Three / Fostering the Flock: New Media & Community

Chapter Seven / Innovative Shepherding: New Media in the Diocese
Scot Landry
Chapter Eight / High-Tech Community: New Media in the Parish
Matthew Warner
Chapter Nine / That They May Be One: Cultivating Online Community
Lisa Hendey

Part Four / To the Ends of the Earth: New Media & Mission

Chapter Ten / Changing the World: New Media Activism
Thomas Peters
Chapter Eleven / Moving Mountains: Building a Digital Movement
Shawn Carney (40 Days for Life)

Conclusion / To Infinity and Beyond: The Future of the Church and New Media
Brandon Vogt
Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Appendix / New Media How-To

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The Church and New Media

The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

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