Today we’re reviewing, discussing, and giving away four copies of the brand new book The Social Media Gospel by Meredith Gould. Keep reading to learn how you can get a copy.
Meredith Gould has written a new book about church social media titled The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Meredith is a sociologist and a strategist, and that’s reflected in her insightful approach to social media and this book.
There are already lots of resources available about social media tactics – how to set-up and manage accounts. The Social Media Gospel avoids tactics and helps pastors and church leaders understand why and how to use social media well.
The first section of the book helps the reader to think about social media from different frameworks or perspectives – theological, generational, in terms of learning styles and personality types. The second section of the book helps the reader to understand some of the most popular social media platforms in use today so that he or she can choose the best platform for his or her church and use them well.
What I like most about The Social Media Gospel is it provides a broad understanding of social media in the context of the unique spiritual and relational dynamics that encompass the local church. Instead of telling the reader what to do (which would be impossible anyway because every church is different), it provides the reader with an understanding that empowers them to make their own informed strategic decisions.
Plus Meredith’s energy and wit come through in her writing make it engaging to read. 🙂
If you’re considering using social media in your church or already doing so and want to do it better, you’ll find The Social Media Gospel worth a read.
Win a Copy of The Social Media Gospel
I’ve been given 4 copies of The Social Media Gospel to give away to Christian Web Trends readers. If you’d like to win one all you have to do is…
- Share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
- Post a comment and share where you think your church has the greatest potential to make a difference using social media (and include the URL where you shared the post).
At around 4 PM ET Monday, August 5, four people who have commented and shared this post will be selected to receive a free copy of the book.
In the mean time, you can purchase a copy on Amazon.
Disclosure: I received an advanced digital copy and a print copy of the book and the links in this post are affiliate links.
Google+ Hangout on Air with Meredith Gould – 2 PM July 31
Just a quick reminder that I’ll be interviewing Meredith Gould at 2 PM Today (July 31) in a Google+ Hangout on Air. You can watch me interview her live and post questions you’d like me to ask her. Click here for more details and to join us!