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Thursday, January 13, 2011

@stickyJesus (Book Review)

Okay, you've heard me mention this book at least a few times already.  I just love the whole idea of @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online ... that is, being intentional about how we spend our time online, "keeping it real & living sticky online 4 Him."  I'm already online:  why not use that time purposefully?

@stickyJesus, written by Tami Heim and Toni Birdsong, includes 15 files (chapters) which cover topics such as the potential rewards and the inherent risks of social networking, and the basics of Facebook and Twitter.  I may be oversimplifying, but I'd say that the book begins with reasons and inspiration, and ends with how-to explanations.

This is how the official book promo describes the content:

@stickyJesus equips you to:
  • Build and honor relationships the way Jesus did.
  • Bring His heart into your online conversations.
  • Understand the marketing-driven culture of social networks and how to navigate them.
  • Influence, engage, serve, and lead online—like Jesus.
  • Use dozens of tools, tricks, tips, and resources to grow your reach.
  • Identify and avoid the danger zones.
  • Learn basic Facebook, Twitter, blogging
  • Discover how to find great content to share.
If you are already blogging, using Twitter, and/or using Facebook, you will probably find little new material in those chapters.  However, that's only a small part of the book.  My favorite parts of @stickyJesus were the chapters of inspiration and real examples.  For more inspiration and resources, I also recommend the @stickyJesus website.

Disclosure: I purchased this book and have no material connection to the authors or publisher. This post contains affiliate links: If you click through my link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting my reading habit!


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