When people seem to have more of a relationship with their cell phone than they do with other people, there’s a problem. And when social media becomes a place where people dump their garbage — all things mean and ugly — there’s a problem. Popular Christian Media leader Joe Battaglia addresses those issues in his new book, Unfriended: Finding True Community in a Disconnected Culture, and shares the effects living in a digital world is having on the human race and its need for true face-to-face community.
Battaglia is the president of Renaissance Communications and for decades he’s been a household name in marketing, broadcasting, journalism and more recently as an author. His first book, The Politically Incorrect Jesus, received wide acclaim and now his new book is on course to do the same with a very timely message.
In Unfriended, the New Jersey native wishes to help readers shake off their digital fatigue and get back to “real-life, real-world relationships with real people.” Battaglia uses research, personal insight, and biblical truths to help people trade the anonymity of the internet and get up close and personal with God’s workmanship.
“Get out from behind your screen and enjoy God’s creation,” Battaglia states in the book’s description.
The Christian Post interviewed Battaglia, who explains the importance of real-life community in a digital age. Below is an edited transcript.
Christian Post: Tell us about Unfriended and why you felt compelled to write…
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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