The Church of Facebook will move readers toward understanding God's work in the body of Christ, the church, by introducing thought-provoking questions through observation, humor, and heartfelt storytelling. It will also do this by challenging readers to consider new perspectives in regard to their social networking habits and how those habits may point to deeper heart issues and, ultimately, our hunger for Jesus. Jesus was particularly skilled in asking revolutionary questions that got people thinking and living differently. And it's when we wrestle with the hard questions and reject spoon-fed answers in place of hard-won truth, growth happens. Healing happens. Redemption happens.
- Well-researched, well-structured and well-narrated, "The Church...
Well-researched, well-structured and well-narrated, "The Church of Facebook" examines the Facebook phenomenon from a wealth of perspectives: from the unprecedented way in which it allows us to connect, to the question of its validity in community-building, to the impact that "hyperconnectivity" has on us as individuals and as a culture, to the relational needs it meets and those it cannot replace, to the adaptive behaviors that have arisen as a result of its popularity.
Best of all, author Jesse Rice offers guidelines to help navigate the game-changer that is Facebook from a Christian perspective, explaining in detail how intentionality, humility, and authenticity - as modeled by Jesus - can help make Facebooking a personally balanced, socially uplifting and altogether joyful experience. This is a work that will appeal to everyone interested in psychology, sociology, social networking and/or communication.