Meredith Gould's The Social Media Gospel is a go-to text for my course on digital media and ministry, and it has been very well received by students. Pastoral ministry students value its practicality, its keen awareness of digital culture, and its warm, accessible and authentic tone. Part of the challenge of ministry formation in our digital culture is that it can seem like an overwhelming context. Gould's book makes the overwhelming not only accessible but enjoyable as she readily brings herself and her valuable practical experiences to this text. I am #grateful for the second edition, which acknowledges the changing shape of our digital culture, even in two short years since the first book. Hope there is a third, fourth and more down the line."
Assistant Professor of Liturgy, Catechesis and Evangelization
Loyola University New Orleans
This book's themes are pretty straightforward: church is more than a building, online life mirrors offline life, strategic thinking guides wise decisions. The gift of The Social Media Gospel lies in Meredith's frank and accessible advice for putting those principles to work in a ministry landscape we can all find overwhelming. I can’t wait to share this expanded edition with new cohorts of seminarians and practicing ministers.
Kyle Matthew Oliver, digital missioner in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary
“In the first edition of The Social Media Gospel, author Meredith Gould offered the basics to take the fear away from tackling social media, especially in ministry settings. Rather than replacing face-to-face connections, we learn the best ways to use online communication and social media to enhance our ministry. In her second edition, Gould adds even more detailed guidance for our individual needs. Both editions are gems for those wishing to properly navigate the ever-changing waters of social media.”
Elizabeth Caywood, Living Lutheran