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Praise for The Social Media Gospel
In the world of social media where so many proclaim themselves as "how to" gurus, Meredith Gould breaks through the clutter and jargon. She uses simple language to help churches and pastors understand why social media is important and how to effectively use it as a tool for ministry. This book is for the beginner or those looking to go further with social media.
—Rev. Alan Rudnick, pastor, author, blogger, and social media practitioner
The Word is active and alive via social media, connecting minds and hearts through shared faith. While some church leaders fear exploring the digital mission field, people like Meredith Gould write groundbreaking books like this one, fearlessly and wisely leading the way to a truly new evangelization.
—Fran Rossi Szpylczyn, Catholic writer and lay minister blogging at There Will Be Bread
If your church is using social media or considering it, you need to read The Social Media Gospel. As a veteran sociologist, author, Twitter chat host and lover of Christ and his church, there's no one better qualified to serve as your guide to church social media than Meredith Gould.
—Paul Steinbrueck, co-founder & CEO of OurChurch.Com
This brief and compelling book packs a punch, combining immense insight into the phenomenon of social media with practical wisdom on the how of communicating gospel in social media contexts. It has become my go-to book to share with anyone interested in a combination of the why and how of social media ministry.
—Clint Schnekloth, pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and author of the forthcoming Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Transmedia Culture (Fortress Press, 2014)
Every missionary is tasked with figuring out the mission context in which they minister. Meredith Gould has provided an excellent resource to those who believe that the future of mission lies in a world where networked lives and amplified humans await the proclamation of the Gospel. The Social Media Gospel offers a road map for those leaving the Church of the modern era behind for the adventurous missionary landscape of a social-structured world.
—The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Texas