A couple of months ago I read about the Wikiklesia project, a self-proclaimed experiment in online collaborate publishing, on a blog and volunteered to participate. The idea was that anyone could submit a proposal to contribute a chapter to the first Wikiklesia book, Voices of the Virtual World: Participative Technology and the Ecclesial Revolution. Those whose proposals were accepted were then given time to complete their chapter (2000 words max), with the idea that the chapters would then be assembled into an e-book, from which all proceeds would be donated to the Not For Sale campaign.
I feel fortunate to have been granted the opportunity to contribute a chapter to the book, and am excited that a release date has finally been announced. On July 23rd Voices of the Virtual World will be available in both physical and e-book form at Lulu.com. Audiobook will also be an option, but I’m not sure who the distributor will be.
The finished product will contain over 40 chapters from some great authors, including guys like Scot McKnight, Andrew Jones, and Rex Miller. At $15 (which goes to a charity dedicated to ending human slavery worldwide), Voices will be well worth your while if, that is, a book on how technology is impacting the church is of any interest to you. For more on the project, please visit the Wikiklesia website here.