Weekly Giveaway (8/31)

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

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

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning each Friday, and you can enter any time during the week. Check out the past giveaways items here.


This week I’ve been in Texas for the wonderful Catholic New Media Conference, so in honor of that this week’s giveaway features a signed copy of The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (Our Sunday Visitor, paperback, 208 pages). From Amazon:

Facebook has over 750 million users. Twitter hosts more than 350 billion tweets each day. Today alone, people will view more than two billion videos on YouTube. And in the past year, Americans sent 1.8 trillion text messages.

We’re experiencing the most explosive communication shift since the printing press.

What does this mean for the Church?

How can Christians harness these new tools to reach out, to teach, to cultivate community, to change the world?

Following Pope Benedict’s call to set sail on the digital continent, The Church and New Media explores the benefits and dangers of New Media, while guiding Christians through this new digital landscape. The book features more than a dozen contributors including:

— Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. with the book’s Foreword
— Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan with the book’s Afterword
— Brandon Vogt on “the digital continent” and New Media’s benefits and dangers
— Fr. Robert Barron on engaging the secular online world
— Jennifer Fulwiler on blogging her way from atheism to Catholicism
— Marcel LeJeune on using New Media to connect young adults with the Church
— Mark Shea on the benefits and perils of blogging
— Taylor Marshall on using New Media to unwrap ancient truths
— Fr. Dwight Longenecker on ecumenical dialogue through New Media
— Scot Landry on New Media in the diocese
— Matt Warner on New Media in the parish
— Lisa Hendey on growing online community
— Thomas Peters on faithful online activism
— Shawn Carney on how the world’s largest pro-life movement was built using New Media

100% of the royalties from this book will be used to establish school computer labs throughout the Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya.

Find more information, endorsements, and bonus resources at the book’s website: ChurchandNewMedia.com.

In order to win this week’s giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:

Why should Catholics use new media?


The winner will be randomly selected next Friday and the giveaway item will be sent out, free-of-charge, shortly thereafter.


The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Dulce R. for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the book. If you don’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam box—apparently e-mails with “giveaway” in the title are prone to end up there.

In the future I’ll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.