Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Church and New Media
The authors do not shy away from discussing what is good and bad about New Media. But all have unapologetically embraced it with eyes open. In the conclusion Vogt points out that the anonymity of the Internet allows for a very non-threatening form of pre-evangilzation. The Internet cannot and should not take the place of personal witness and interaction, but it can certainly help people learn about our faith.
This book should be put in the hands of every diocesan communication director, parish administrator, faith formation director, and youth minister. Actually, everyone who works in a parish office should read it and decide how to use New Media to reach out and draw in.
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.