Spiritual Safety in the Facebook Age

This comprehensive book on social media dangers and protections is particularly geared for use as a Bible course in homes and churches. Chapters are Spiritual Safety Requires Understanding the Times, Spiritual Victory Requires Understanding Social Media Dangers, Spiritual Safety Requires a Heart Seeking God’s Will, Spiritual Safety Requires Building the Right Kind of Churches and Homes, Spiritual Safety Requires the Right Mindset, Spiritual Safety Requires Practical Steps for Protection, Church Smartphone Accountability Program, Beware of Video Games, and Recommended Materials for Youth Discipleship. In Spiritual Safety in the Facebook Age , we look at social media in general, with special focus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, Tumblr, Google, and Kik. The first chapter describes the present age as the age of apostasy, the age of the Great Commission, the age of scoffing and rebellion, the age of music, the sexualized age, the age of advertising, the age of global commerce, the age of celebrity, the internet age, the age of the smartphone, and the age of social media. The second chapter documents 14 major dangers of social media, including evil communications, the worldview of the media owners, tracking, addiction, self-promotion, stalking, slander, immorality, heresy, time wasting, and ecumenism. The chapter on practical steps gives suggestions for individuals, parents, and churches. 285 pages, available in print and eBook editions, www.wayoflife.org.

(Friday Church News Notes, January 1, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)