"This glass-half-full approach will motivate readers to count participation by interactions instead of bodies in pews. Drescher's encouragement adds a hopeful voice to the debate over churches' use of social media."
--Publishers Weekly"Drescher ... provides the most insightful analysis to date of what digitalization means to both the faith itself and also to the institutions it has erected. This volume lays bare what it means to be alive and responsible within Reformation." ~Phyllis Tickle, author of Emergence Christianity: What It Means, Why It Matters, and Where It's Going
"Drescher opens a door to understanding social media...An important and valuable book for religious leaders..."
--Patricia Beck Carr, Assistant Professor of Organizational Learning & Leadership, Gannon University"A wonderful feat...This book will help your church move into the future..."
--N. Graham Standish, pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church, author of In God's Presence, Humble Leadership, & Becoming a Blessed ChurchWe live in a world of unprecedented possibilities & dangerous challenges. Drescher invites us to live into the admonition of Jesus that we be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves. --Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution
From the Author
"The Church is at a critical juncture as it attempts to respond to dramatic cultural changes related to new mobile, digital social media. Some of those changes are wonderfully liberating, inviting creative involvement in the practice of faith and the nurturing of community by believers and seekers of all stripes around the globe. Others, such as the restructuring of concepts of privacy, self-presentation, and relationship that seem to undermine notions of interpersonal, communal, and spiritual intimacy that are at the heart of much Christian practice, feel more troubling. Threatening, even." ~Elizabeth Drescher, Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation