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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, January 18, 2013

It makes you think - Review of "Will you be my Facebook friend", by Tim Chester

A complimentary review copy was provided to me by Cross Focused Reviews (A Service of Cross Focused Media, LLC). I was not required to write a positive review.

It makes you think doesn't it. Facebook has become a massive phenomenon in such a short time. Families use it to keep in touch. Friends use it to catch up on each other's news. Adolescents use it to invite thousands to parties at their parents' house. Churches use it spread the news of Jesus Christ. And all that in just a few short years.

Although he sees some useful aspects to the Facebook revolution, Tim Chester thinks it's a problem. His first chapter is entitled "What's the problem?"

He then goes on to identify several of the problems linked with Facebook in chapters entitled "Recreating my world", "Escaping my limitations", "The Facebook of God" and "Twelve guidelines for social networking"

His thoughts are very helpful. His guidelines are good, wise and useful. It's a good book. But I do wish the first chapter had not been entitled "What's the problem?" I think that weakens what could have been an even more useful book.

Helpful guidelines. Useful for pastors, dads, youth leaders. 
Quick and easy to read. And not expensive.

Take it and read it. It'll make you think.

1 comment:

Shaun Tabatt said...

Alan,

Thanks for being part of the blog tour.

Shaun Tabatt
Cross Focused Reviews