Do you ever feel anxiety over your children and teenagers using social media?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the many social media options and wonder if it’s really worth it?
#ReformingSocialMedia is all about using social media to glorify God rather than self.
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What people are saying:
“God commands us to love him “with all our mind. Facebook prompts us to share, “What’s on your mind?” Neighborly love for one another means that we tweet others as we want to be tweeted. What should a Christian make of social media? How does the gospel impact our digital socializing? Graciously written with an aim to magnify Christ in all things, Mandy has cooked up a lot of food for thought in #ReformingSocialMedia. ”
– Gloria Furman, author of Glimpses of Grace
“If your are new to social media or if you are in love with social media, this book is for you. Mandy has done an excellent job of warning, teaching and encouraging us. I was convicted about my own use of social media and yet didn’t feel hopeless because she applied gospel balm. The good news of what Christ has done really does apply to every situation and Mandy has shown us how it applies to social media. I would encourage you to pick this short book up and give it a read, it is better than your Facebook feed, I promise.”
–Jessica Thompson, co-author of Give Them Grace and author of Exploring Grace Together
“Mandy Hoffman has done an outstanding job speaking grace and truth into an area that Christians must come to grips with – social media. She doesn’t just prattle on with her own opinion or preferences, rather she sets this hot topic in the context of the gospel and the glory of God, as well as providing an outstanding media filter, based on Philippians 4:8-9.
The book does a great job of neither embracing social media, wholesale, nor just bashing it, out of turn. So regardless of where you are on the social media spectrum, as it’s not likely to go away any time soon, this book is a great starting point for practical steps in how to turn something that can do great harm into something that can be used for the glory of God.
What makes this book so good is that her love for Christ, the gospel, and real people in ‘real life’ towers above her excitement or appreciation for social media. Get this book. Read it. Get others to read it. And may God raise up an army of Christ-followers who know how to use social media to the glory of God!”
– Brad Bigney, author of Gospel Treason
Over the last decade, social media has completely revolutionized businesses, social networking, but has also created a “new world” of socialization, if you will. As a first generation parent trying to model responsible social interactions online, I am excited about the impact #ReformingSocialMedia could have. Facebook is not a fad, and twitter is not a trend. Social media is here to stay, and that realization requires us as the Body of Christ to be purposeful in our engagements, setting appropriate boundaries, recognizing our responsiblitity as we brand Jesus and take the charge to make His name great in all the world, including the new social world. “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” 2 Cor. 5:20 (ESV) Mandy does a great job laying the foundation for deeper biblical discussions about our personal use of social media, as well as inspiring an ordinary mom like me on what to focus on teaching my teaching before they get the privilege of stewarding their own personal profile. Thank you Mandy, for beginning the discussion on #ReformingSocialMedia for God’s Glory by bringing to light the truth in God’s word on topics such as complaining, gossip, being an ambassador, witnessing, and selfless vs. selfish social media etiquette.
-Angie Tolpin, author of Redeeming Childbirth and writer at Leaving a Legacy
“Reforming Social Media is a great reminder for Christians that as Christ’s ambassadors we are to use whatever tools available (including social media) to spread the gospel and glorify God. This book is a must-read for all believers.”
– Cathy Bryant, author of the Miller’s Creek novels