Dr Bex Lewis

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; second edition in process) 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.

Book Review: Playing God by Tony Watkins

"As advances in technology push back the boundaries of the possible, are we losing sight of the question of whether it is right to do everything that science makes possible? From (premature) birth to (endlessly delayed) death, more and more decisions have to be made. How can Christians find a way through the moral minefield that new technology presents, and how can we talk about these things in a way that helps, rather than browbeats,…

Book Review: Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend (1992)

I bought this book in 2006, read the book cover-to-cover, and have since encountered many people who have found it helpful. Written from an openly Christian perspective, this book investigates 'the God-given gift of boundaries', aiming to allow us to take responsibility and ownership for our lives - allowing us not just to survive, but to thrive. We can't take responsibility for the behaviour of others, but we can prayerfully (and practically) take responsibility for…

Book Review: Longing for More by Ruth Haley Barton

I read this book right-through on my return from my travels round the world, as I looked for a way to re-connecting with living a life more real for God for the previous 6 weeks spiritual study/sermons has pretty much gone out the window as I gorged myself on Latin American scenery - and I was feeling the worse for it. How can I possibly lead others when my own spiritual discipline is so poor…

Book Review: The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

The Normal Christian Life is a book by Watchman Nee first delivered as a series of addresses to Christian workers who were gathered in Denmark for special meetings in 1938 and 1939. The talks were later compiled into a book by Angus Kinnear and were first published in 1957 in Bombay, India. In The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee presents foundational principles for the Christian life and walk drawing primarily from the book of Romans.…

Round the World Trip 2007-8

These are my plans for my travels around the world... Bangkok (Lonely Planet Guide) Friday 28th September: Leave London Heathrow on Flight QF2, 22:15, arrive 15:35 Saturday 29th September: 2-day GAP Adventures pre-trip Citybreak, staying at Royal Hotel. Monday 1st October: GAP Adventures: Indochina Encompassed, presumably Royal Hotel. Wednesday 3rd October: Chaing Mai Thursday 4th October: Chiang Kong Friday 5th October: Mekong River [Boat] Laos (Lonely Planet Guide) Saturday 6th October: Luang Prabang [Flight] Tuesday…