Sunday, January 29, 2017

Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? by Kari Kampakis

Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?


''The deep ache inside of you that often masquerades as a desire for more friends, more attention, more invitations, or more acceptance is really an ache for God.'' -Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

I had previously read the author's book 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, so was excited about this new publication. In fact, I think this book is even better than the author's first. Incredibly relevant to today's culture, this book uses the world of social media and relationships as examples to explain important truths. I was especially touched by this book because I too went through all the insecurity and feeling of rejection described in the chapters. I am sure most girls do experience the pain of rejection and feeling worthless. This book is solid, deep and full of loving words which will help teenage girls. It will help them (or you) get through hard points in relationships with people, times of discouragement over how God created you, and confusion about God's truths. There are so many answers in this easy-to-read book and I highly recommend it! I will admit that it is best for pre-teen, teens and college-age girls. At 25 I found the examples directed towards a younger audience. But it was definitely a helpful read, nevertheless. It caused me to reflect on the hurts of my teenage years and wish I had dealt with them more victoriously.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

For many girls it starts early. The desire to be perfect. The need for approval. The longing for acceptance and being liked by a lot of people. 

Thanks to social media, these desires now get channeled online. Girls can curate an image, build a following, and test-drive identities until they find one that draws attention and applause. 

But in this quest to be liked and noticed, girls often fail to feel loved and known. The result is a generation of girls who hunger for real and authentic relationships - yet are unclear on how to create them.  

From popular blogger and bestselling author Kari Kampakis comes a powerful book for girls in the digital age. Designed to empower teens and tweens through the Christian faith, it's packed with godly wisdom and practical advice related to identity,friendships, social media, and a relationship with God.  

Topics covered include:
*Living for God's approval, not human approval;
*Cultivating a true identity;
*Using social media wisely;
*Building a positive reputation online;
*Spreading kindness, love, and compassion;
*Distinguishing online friends from real friends;
*Building deep connections that last;
*Handling rejection, criticism, and volatile emotions;
*Activating your Christian faith; and
*Making an eternal difference, not a temporary splash.

For anyone exhausted by the quest to impress - and ready to rest in God's unconditional love - Liked is the answer. Written succinctly with thought-provoking questions, it's an ideal resource for a small group or youth group study, and a conversation-starter that will quickly unite mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends by speaking to the female heart.

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