The Church and New Media

There is a fantastic new book coming out called The Church and New Media by Brandon Vogt.  Brandon Vogt is a Catholic blogger himself who writes the blog called The Thin Veil.  He has gotten many prominent people working in Catholic new media using blogs, Twitter, You Tube, television, and websites to contribute chapters.  There are eleven authors of chapters in the book including SQPN’s Lisa Hendey, Word on Fire’s Fr. Robert Barron, Catholic TV’s Scot Landry, and media spokesperson Shawn Carney.

The content of this book is meant to help Christians to reach out with this new media and to educate and inspire.  The chapters look to have good tools and ideas for authors and producers:  Lisa Hendey writes: That They May Be One: Cultivating Online Community, Fr. Barron writes: The Virtual Areopagus: Digital Dialogue with the Unchurched, and Shawn Carney writes: Moving Mountains:  Building a Digital Movement.  This book will be coming out soon and is currently taking pre-orders (links below).

The Church and New Media

The Thin Veil

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God Bless,

John Clem


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  • John Clem

    The sale of this book has already generated enough royalties to help with building a computer lab in Africa–details in this link:

  • John Clem

    I have now read this book and highly recommend it for your reading. It has many great resources listed (websites, blogs, podcasts, and internet services) that you or your church can use in Catholic New Media. Every chapter is packed with good examples of the use of new media and how it can have a great impact for education, news, social networking, and evangelization. Kudos to Brandon Vogt for writing a great book for Catholic New Media.

  • Brandon Vogt

    Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the book. One more request: do you think you could post your review on The more reviews we get, the better chance the book has of getting to the people who need it most. Thanks!

    Your brother,