Friending: Real Relationships in a Virtual World

Friending: Real Relationships in a Virtual World

by Lynne M. Baab
     
 

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Using Colossians 3 and 1 Corinthians 13 as touchpoints, Lynne Baab helps us understand the impact of new media and other cultural realities on our relationships, and shows us how we can celebrate and strengthen our relational ties while continuing to practice the timeless discipline of friending in our time.See more details below

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Using Colossians 3 and 1 Corinthians 13 as touchpoints, Lynne Baab helps us understand the impact of new media and other cultural realities on our relationships, and shows us how we can celebrate and strengthen our relational ties while continuing to practice the timeless discipline of friending in our time.

Editorial Reviews

Em Griffin
"Challenging those who decry online communication as shallow and banal, Friending offers guidelines and multiple examples of the way close relationships can be maintained and deepened through Facebook and other Internet connections. Writing in the brisk style of digital messaging, Lynne Baab convincingly shows how the biblical virtues of caring, sharing, loving and forgiving can survive and thrive in a world where busyness and mobility have become the norm."
Tim Keel
"Lynne Baab has written a warm and practical meditation on friendship that embraces all of the challenges and opportunities that accompany its practice in our day and age. In fact, there is little about this topic that Baab does not address. While that may be attributable to her skill as a researcher and a writer, it is as likely that she writes from her own deep commitment to and experience of friendship. Like friendship itself, Baab's book is a rich resource that invites and rewards personal investment. Make friends with this book."
Doctor - Steve Hayner
"Friends are so important to me! But today there are more forces pushing us apart—as well as new media to bring us together—than ever before in history. Lynne Baab explores a world of options and encourages us to redevelop the art of friendship for a new era. This book is full of practical tools, winsome stories and keen insights. I'm hooked."
Heidi Campbell
"Lynne Baab offers interesting reflection on the changing nature of friendship in a networked society, where relationships are increasingly cultivated and sustained through social media. Using engaging real-life examples she asks important questions about how friendships may be shaped in certain directions when mediated through technology and the potential spiritual consequences of these interactions. Importantly the book calls readers to personally consider the intentionality and motivations behind their own friendship practices to uncover what values they stem from and the social world they may cultivate."
Rebecca Manley Pippert
"As we've come to expect from Lynne Baab, inside Friending are thoughtful questions, fascinating research and excellent biblical analysis. I found her discussion on the new wave of technology and how this impacts relationships quite illuminating. This would be an excellent book for small groups to discuss and for anyone who wants help in how to be a faithful friend--to God, to our families and to our circle of friends."
Dr. Steve Hayner
"Friends are so important to me! But today there are more forces pushing us apart--as well as new media to bring us together--than ever before in history. Lynne Baab explores a world of options and encourages us to redevelop the art of friendship for a new era. This book is full of practical tools, winsome stories and keen insights. I'm hooked."
Libraries Alive!
"This book is extremely relevant and interesting, and at the heart, it is really about getting to the core of what friendship is."
War Cry
"Refreshing, informative and compelling."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830868551
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

A Renewed Spirituality, Sabbath Keeping, Fasting, Sabbath, Personality Type in Congregations, Embracing Midlife, Beating Burnout in Congregations, Reaching Out in a Networked World: Expressing Your Congregation's Heart and Soul and Friending. She is also the author of three LifeGuide Bible Studies.

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