Library Updates (NEW BOOKS)
Digital Witness: A Social Media Primer for Churches (2014) by Joel Southerland (A
Digital Witness helps churches get started with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for ministry. It identifies simple, strategic practices a church can implement immediately to move into the digital world.
Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change by Kim Knott
Is it true that Christianity is being marginalized by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such questions and argues that television and newspapers remain key sources of popular information about religion.
The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Second Edition (2015) by Meredith Gould
This book provides an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to digital ministry for those wishing to embrace new technologies to build community and deepen faith. The author delivers the content with humor, helpful tips, and counsel anchored in practical experience. She focuses on key topics for effective church communication.