With these adventures and anecdotes, Fr. Roderick Vonhögen shares his experiences in new media, from its earliest days to the present. Whether he's blogging, podcasting, or posting videos, Father Roderick knows the importance of making a personal connection, and his experiences illustrate how the Church is at work in all generations, using all forms of media to reach the world for Christ.
You'll learn: how to deal with online atheists; how to reach 50,000 Harry Potter fans; why gaming can be good for the soul; and seven lessons from Pope Francis. Each chapter is entertaining and instructive, told from the perspective of a Catholic new media trailblazer.
©2013 Roderick Vonhogen (P)2013 Franciscan Media
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"Geek, Priest, faithful and funny"
What a great read! Fr. Roderick deftly mixes fantastic stories with heartfelt reflection. Considering the subject matter of all things geek, it's hard to imagine a more perfect combination.
"A real priest combines science fiction with faith"
candid, funny, inspiring
His description of his time at the Luke Skywalker Ranch
He narrates the book as if he is sitting there talking one-on-one with you and maintains his enthusiasm and honesty throughout. You never feel as if he is just reading his book back to you.
Adventures of a Dutch Jedi
Fr. Roderick intermixes tales of a childhood in Holland and his love of science fiction and Star Wars with a candid account of some of his struggles as well as triumphs in living out his vocation, all through the lens of a Catholic priest who is at heart a geek. He does a great job of bringing faith into the story without being the least bit preachy. He is funny, interesting and inspiring.
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