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Posted March 10, 2013
This is an excellent book if, like myself, you are new to digital ministry. The examples and stories they use are pertinent and encouraging. They aren't strident about using digital tools ("your church will die if you don't use FaceBook!"), but they make the advantages clear and compelling. I especially liked they way they give suggested use patterns according to skill level (Novice, Oblate, Superior). It makes it less daunting for a newbie to wade in, rather than jumping into the deep end and getting scared off. The book has a definite tilt toward pastors, but a lay person like me can still learn a lot and can pass tips along to their pastor as well. They only cover a few platforms, but indicate how the things you learn on those will probably make it much easier to use both on other existing platforms and on the likely evolving ones. This book is quite valuable for learning how to use social media. If you also want to find out more about using digital tools, like Google apps, to organize daily ministry, I'd supplement this book with something like Bruce Reyes-Chow's "The definitive-ish guide..." Note, I said "supplement", not "replace". This book is very valuable in itself. My two complaints relate to the Nook version. First, they use a number of graphics with tiny type (at least to my old eyes). The type does NOT scale if you go to a larger type size for the body text. It makes it very hard to capture the information they want you to glean from the graphics. In some cases, I gave up trying because I didn't have a magnifier handy. Second, as you change body type size, you get lots of broken words (or bro ken wor ds). It's not that it makes the text unreadable, but it's annoying. There are a number of typos, but I've come to expect that these days and just harrumph like an old curmedgeon and keep reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.