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Tweet If You Heart Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation Paperback – May 1, 2011
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"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 Church
We 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
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Dr. Drescher is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges, seminaries, and universities. Learn more about Elizabeth's research, writing and speaking at www.elizabethdrescher.com and follow her on Twitter @edrescherphd.
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Drescher makes the point that social media goes beyond broadcasting news about the church and actually forces us to engage in community. Radio and television provide one-way communication, while social media is based on dialogue. Drescher uses research that backs up the idea that "heavy internet users have the most friends both on - and offline - and, importantly, that these friendships are no more or less superficial than those tracked in previous studies."
The church cannot afford to ignore social media, we do so at our own peril. But, we must learn how to use it and not be afraid of it. This book will help any church communicator better understand their way around social media. If you want to be part of this new Reformation, buy this book.
I have felt like the church (at large) hasn't really known what to do nor how to use internet technology and/or social media as a viable and intentional ministry means. I have been feeling this ever-increasing urge to explore this and Dr. Drescher in Tweet if you <3 Jesus has given me resources, knowledge and a language on how to use social media in my ministry.
I have nothing but good things to say about this book and I would recommend it to anyone, especially any person who is in ministry. It is a must-read for people in ministry who like using social media.
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It is ironic that a text about utilizing technology would fail to function well as an e book. The audio pages don't synchronize with the written words.Published 6 months ago by Nick Van Dam
The book is not, primarily, about technology. It is about ancient and enduring ways of being in relationship that are transferable to the current reality digital space.Published 19 months ago by frkentoven
This book was very complicated and abstract. The author also seemed more concerned with convincing the readers of the need for social media in ministry than explaining how it... Read morePublished 24 months ago by CHRIS JENSEN
The title is awful, but the book is great. It looks at a variety of social media and outlines best practices,with different thresholds for engagement for each.media. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by phil waite