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The Church of Facebook, by Jesse Rice

The Church of Facebook, by Jesse Rice



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Published by David C Cook
Web sites like Facebook and MySpace are changing how people connect. The Church of Facebook takes an inside look at social networks and what they say about God, people, and the church.
Web sites like Facebook and MySpace are changing how people connect. The Church of Facebook takes an inside look at social networks and what they say about God, people, and the church.

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Published by: David C Cook on Aug 05, 2009
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 What people are saying about …
The ChurCh of faCebook 
“Jesse has a great mind and a wonderul voice.
Te Church o Facebook 
will help all o us understand community in deeper andbetter ways.”
 John Ortberg,
author and pastor o Menlo Park Presbyterian Church“Trough rich and compelling narrative, research, and examples, Jesse Rice educates us about the Higher Power behind virtual com-munities like Facebook and inspires us to become better people inthis new era o human connectedness.”
Clara Shih,
creator o Faceconnector and authoro the best-selling book 
Te Facebook Era
“Without understanding how technology is reshaping community and relationships we will not be eective leaders. Jesse raises excel-lent observations and provides hopeul ways to respond withoutcheapening what biblical community really is.”
Dan Kimball,
author o 
Tey Like  Jesus but Not the Church
“Jesse Rice’s poignant thoughts on social networking come asa respected and thoughtul peer and not as someone who simply 
signed up or an account in an eort to research his next book. In
Te Church o Facebook 
Jesse Rice leads a much-needed conversationon virtual and actual community with wit, wisdom, and brilliantinsight!”
 Josh Shipp,
television host and author o 
Te een’s Guide to World Domination
Te Church o Facebook 
addresses the timely issue o how currenttechnology is shaping the nature and quality o our relationships. Bintegrating the best o social psychology research with understatedtheological reection, Jesse Rice guides us through this conversationin a way that is intensely readable, provocative, and engaging. Withastute analysis and sel-eacing wit, Rice gently helps us explore whatit might mean to make a lie in the way o Jesus amidst the complex-ity and newness o the online social-networking phenomenon.
Mark Scandrette,
coounder o ReIMAGINE! and author o Soul Grati“Weaving together the rigor o science, the wisdom o religion,and the insights o psychology, Jesse Rice presents an intentional,mindul, and authentic way o using Facebook. I hope that everyoneinvolved in this virtual community reads the book!”
Shauna L. Shapiro,
associate proessorat Santa Clara University and coauthoro 
Te Arts and Science o Mindulness 
“Te marriage o the two words
seems akinto the collision between an immovable object and an unstoppable

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