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Monday, November 21, 2011

The Church and New Media - A Review

When I first began this blog a few years ago, it was my hope that the posts that I would write would inspire others to get out there and lend a helping hand. Hence, the name of my blog. I began by posting about opportunities to volunteer and charities to volunteer for. My blog has since evolved into something of a family chronicle with, what I hope to be, an authentic Catholic tone. In The Church and New Media, Brian Vogt has brought together 11 of the most forward thinking and acting Catholic internet users to show us that we can use this "new media" not just to rant about the current political situation or show off family photos. We can use this "new media" to spread the Gospel in a highly effective way. We can reach thousands..even millions of people with just one blog post.

Your post, tweet or status update can travel around the world in seconds. Your words can literally bring the living water of Christ to people you will never see or meet. What's even better is that today, you might get to meet them! Blogger conventions and facebook has enabled us to connect with other Catholics in unprecedented ways.

Jesus told his disciples to cast their nets wide..that he would make them fishers of me. We too, are his disciples and we too must heed that call.

If you blog, facebook or tweet. If you Youtube or Vimeo. It is your choice to use them to glorify yourself or to glorify God. This book can help you discover new ways to use them to glorify God! To fill your nets for Christ and to increase your faith and the faith of others. Get it. Read it. Pass it to your priest. Tell everyone you know about it..tweet it. Facebook it. Youtube it. Blog it.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on The Church and New Media. They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.

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