Amazon.com: Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival eBook: Leonard Sweet: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival eBook: Leonard Sweet: Kindle Store:

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Leonard Sweet's book, "Viral" is designed to be experienced rather than just read.  It is the announcement of a new revolution that is almost a Reformation so far as Christianity is concerned.  Though I read it alone, it seems to be best fitted to be read and discussed in groups because each chapter ends with interactive ideas for digging deeper into the meaning of the content for each individual.
Sweet divides mankind into two groups; "Gutenbergers" (those raised on the printed page) and "Googlers" (the new digital generation).  Though he identifies with the Gutenbergers because of his age and experience, he is rapidly becoming a Googler in practice.  Googlers are further identified as the T.G.I.F. generation (Twitter, Google, I-Phone, Facebook).
There are times that the book moves somewhat slowly as though slogging through thick mud.  The forays into philosophy and poetry dictate a slower pace of reading. Sweet employs enough quotes to fill the normal preacher-teacher's file of usable quotes for months if not years.
The bottom line seems to be that in order to reach the current and future generations with the gospel, we must adapt to the TGIF approach.  We must learn to story rather than just preach-teach.  We must present our spiritual journey in byte-sized segments (140 characters?) in order to capture the attention of those whom we seek to reach with the gospel.
This is a book that I expect to return to again and again.

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