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Praise for The Church and New Media
"The Church and New Media is the best kind of reading: timely, vivid and rich in valuable information. For anyone seeking to understand and use today's new technologies in advancing the Catholic faith, this book is an unsurpassed resource."
"Brandon Vogt's book The Church and New Media is a wonderful guide to the emerging presence of American Catholic voices in the digital arena. The book is not primarily an instruction manual telling us how to use new media; more significantly, it shows us what can be done.
By allowing a number of the pioneers to tell their stories, he introduces us to the richness and the range of these voices. The variety of experiences is fascinating: some write from a very personal perspective, others represent institutions and communities; but they have all grasped the potential of new media to allow us to share the Good News of God's love for all.
By showcasing some proven initiatives, it invites us to reflect on how we can witness to our faith in the new 'public square' that is being created by social media. We can learn from the expertise of those who are already actively ensuring that the Church is present in this 'new continent' but, perhaps more importantly, we can take heart from their enthusiasm and be encouraged by the fruitfulness of their labor."
Mike Aquilina author and vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
"If St. Peter, St. Ignatius, and St. Augustine had access to today's new media, they would do exactly the same things as the contributors to this book. The Church and New Media carries the Church's mission into the digital age, and is better than a graduate degree in media. You'll learn "what works" from Catholics who are already spreading the Gospel through these tools. Marshall McLuhan would be well pleased."
James Martin, S.J. author of "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything"