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Confessions of a New Media Pioneer

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In this engrossing collection of stories and anecdotes, Fr. Roderick shares how he became a “new media missionary.” Focusing on the importance of personal connection (an essential ingredient of new media), he uncovers the exciting possibilities of using all forms of media to successfully accomplish the mission Jesus gave us: to evangelize the world. Each chapter contains illustrations of using new media as a way to reach out to others. Some examples: How the pope got his iPod Reaching 50,000 Harry Potter fans without waving a magic wand Why gaming can be good for the soul How to deal with online atheists The Mass and mass media How you, too, can become a new media missionary Fr. Roderick’s stories introduce a young, secularized generation to an experience of God at work in his Church and in individual lives. Instead of presenting dry theories and principles, this book reveals those principles through experiences of one of today’s leading Catholic new media entrepreneurs.

Customer Reviews

And I thought I knew his story.....

After listening to Fr Roderick for 5 years I thought I knew him pretty well. But this book ties all the stories together and is great listening! Anyone who enjoys listening to Fr Roderick's podcasts will enjoy this book. It's a visit with a good friend who has a most remarkable life!

A Fantastic and Engaging Read

You don't have to be Catholic to enjoy Fr. Roderick's must-read story. I purchased the audiobook because I listen to his podcasts. Relevant to everyone in the digital age, his story is intriguing and I was sad when the book was over.

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: Sep 10, 2013
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Seller: St. Anthony Messenger Press
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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