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.
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.
If you could sum up Geekpriest in three words, what would they be?
candid, funny, inspiring
What was one of the most memorable moments of Geekpriest?
His description of his time at the Luke Skywalker Ranch
What about Roderick Vonhogen’s performance did you like?
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.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Adventures of a Dutch Jedi
Any additional comments?
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.