Well, a slow, but quality month of reading – I’m partway through several other books, but this is the only one that I’ve finished – and it was an important one to feed into our joint session at #PremDac19:
I’ve been wanting to read this since it came out, and knowing that I’m doing a session with Joanne at #PremDac19 I wanted to read her work before we prepare our session. I found it a powerful book, recognising the huge challenges we face in the contemporary age and the overwhelm and fear that many of us face. Mixing stories and theology (without getting bogged down in academicese) by the end I was writing Amen next to the outline of hope that we can bring to the world, if we use our imaginations.
I am also enjoying a few Netflix binges and rewatching all my Harry Potter DVDs 🙂
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.