Sunday, February 10, 2013

Habemus Book Title! The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News . . .

The Social Media Gospel: 
Sharing the Good News in New Ways
forthcoming July 2013*
from Liturgical Press**

How many Christians did it take to come up with this book title? Lots! But that's because I'm:
  1. deeply committed to working ecumenically, 
  2. use social media to engage with people from all denominations, and 
  3. understand the power of crowd-sourcing.
In some instances as many as three folks from these denominations opined about title options: Episcopal Church USA, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ECLA), Presbyterian Church USA, PCA Presbyterian, Roman Catholic Church, and United Methodist Church.

This note from the publisher, "Wooooo hooooo! And I love your Vatican II ecumenical process!"

Some good titles landed on the proverbial cutting room floor, but these things happen when majority rules. All glory, honor, and praise to those whose #1 choice wasn't chosen.

More to come about the book's content (e.g., excerpts) and how to pre-order. You already know that I'd love to visit your church, right? More information about what I offer at my website:

* Unless, by some miracle, the production process gets goosed.
** On my publishing bucket list for years.


  1. Yay!!! That is a liturgical term you know - YAY!

    I am so excited about this!

  2. Excellent! I'm so happy for you and very happy to think that others will learn to share the Good News in new ways. Looking forward to seeing some excerpts.

  3. Hooray! Sending big hugs and congrats!

  4. Would love to know whether this is geared entirely toward a U.S./Western audience,or whether you touch on the use of social media for sharing with unreached peoples.

  5. Brian,
    How are you defining "unreached peoples"? I have a chapter on the so-called digital divide and also reaching out to special populations (e.g., people w/disabilities). Otherwise, Western audience. Did I answer your question?

  6. Thank you for the response, Meredith. By "unreached" I was referring to those without access to the gospel (primarily the "10/40 Window"). Twitter and Facebook are used extensively in places like India, Turkey, Indonesia,... where most unreached peoples are found. I look forward to reading your book and extrapolating what you share to that segment of the world populace.

    Blessings as you finish up the book!


  7. I can't wait and I'm going to out forth the suggestion that you visit us in NOLA!


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