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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and was encouraged to think deeper about online church.
Estes pastoral approach guides those who would attempt virtual ministry to consider what it will take to be a "real" church in the virtual world.
If you've been already been asking some of these questions then you will love the head start this book will give you towards the discussion.
This book will definitely make you think about your own ecclesiology and understanding of what constitutes sacrament, community, and worship.Published 2 months ago by Kelly Wasnich
Douglas Estes challenges our thinking through exploring the possibilities of virtual/online churches. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dan & Karen
I found this book to be unrealistic in what could truly take place as we get deeper into virtual world churches. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Thefabfive
I would recommend this book for any church leader thinking about the online world.
First, Estes has a solid grounding in the theology and history of the church, so he is... Read more
Estes, Douglas. SimChurch: Being the Church in theVirtual World. Zondervan, 2009, 256 pages.
Of all the books I have read in preparation for a class next month on Church... Read more
As an internet campus pastor with almost a year under my belt doing church online, I approached the book with a little bit of skepticism, but my skepticism was completely... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by Kyle Gilbert
Virtual Church is something I was not aware of until recently, but which got me thinking a lot as to the relevance of such a thing. Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by Matthew Bailey
When I received a copy of this book from a friend of mine, I was not sure what to expect. I've never really spent much time considering what it means to be a church, or how the... Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by J. Woods
I just finished reading SimChurch by Douglas Estes this morning. I am thrilled to say both what it did and didn't do. Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by Mark R. Simonds