August 3, 2011 | 3 comments

At long last, The Church and New Media will hit the shelves this week! I’ll be writing more about it at the National Catholic Register on Friday, but I’m really excited about how it turned out. I just finished reading my contributor’s copy, and I was blown away at all the fascinating insights in this one little book. Even if you don’t have a particular interest in new media, I think you’ll enjoy reading this, because it’s an interesting and accessible examination of how our 2, 000-year-old religion is changing and growing as the result of new technology. You can find out more at the book’s website, or go get a copy at Amazon!

Things have been so crazy around here that I forgot to announce that Kate Wicker’s book is finally out. Hurray! I was honored to be asked to write the foreword for Weightless. It’s is a deeply personal book about Kate’s struggles with eating disorders, in which she helps other women learn to see themselves as beloved children of God rather than a number on a scale. Anyone who’s ever struggled with an eating disorder, or even felt a little too attached to food or her physical appearance, will find a lot of comfort and wisdom in this book. And you can check out Kate’s great blog as well!

My friend Elizabeth Esther is currently in Bolivia with a group of bloggers as part of a trip for World Vision. You can follow her posts at her blog, or follow all the World Vision bloggers’ posts here. The purpose of the trip is to try to find sponsors for more children who desperately need help, so please take a moment to look at the photos of some of the kids in need of sponsorship and prayerfully consider if you might be able to sponsor one. I have to admit, I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes after hearing about how World Vision has helped to prevent special needs children from being neglected and abandoned, which was common before they arrived. God bless them for the work they’re doing.


  1. Mandi

    I am currently reading Weightless… amazing! And I was very happily surprised to see your forward, Jen, you are everywhere!

  2. Kimberlie

    I am definitely going to catch up on Elizabeth Esther’s blog 1) because I have four children adopted who happened to be born with special needs and I think it’s just wonderful what World Vision has done for special needs kids, and 2) because my sister spent 5 summers in Bolivia where she fell in love with the people and culture. Though I have never gone there myself, my sister has definitely influenced how I feel about that country.

    Not wanting to slight the book mentions, I will definitely be getting them.

  3. Julie Cragon

    Hopefully the Catholic Bookstores have these 2 titles also for those who’d like to support your local store. I know St. Mary’s has had Weightless for several weeks and we received The Church and New Media this week. Both good new titles.

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