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. From 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. 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 a conversation-starter that will quickly unite mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends by speaking to the female heart.
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I "liked" this book from the get-go! Having two daughters myself, I understand the pressures of being liked and fitting in. As a blogger, I understand the pressures of social media, gaining followers, and numbers. I also tend to be somewhat of a people pleaser. Yet, many days can end up lonely, when we find our worth in people, numbers, or how well we are "liked".
This book focuses on the importance of helping girls find their value in their identity in Christ and cultivating face to face friendships over online ones. In an age where social media, status, and peers can define them, Kari helps them understand who God created them to be and how to define themselves by what truly matters. She shares wisdom concerning social media, what they should or should not be posting, and how that affects their image.
Kari writes in a personal, interactive, easy to read style that is on a tween and teen girl's level. She uses questions and answers and verses to zero in on the only thing that really matters, pleasing God and the status of their relationship with Him! She tells stories girls can relate to, to help get the point across, and addresses their fears and insecurities. At the end of each chapter are discussion questions to help girls get their facts and thoughts out in the open and formulate a plan.
I was impressed with this book, and can't wait to use it with my daughter. Since she is a younger tween, I will probably work through the book with her. Although she is not yet on social media, it will be a good foundation for the day she is. I would recommend working through the book with younger girls, but teens and older tweens will likely do well working through it themselves.
I am so thankful to the publisher and iconmedia group who provided me with a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to review positively and no other compensation was provided.
About the Author:
Kari Kampakis is a mom of four daughters who writes about everyday events and significant moments that reveal God's movement in our lives. She loves girls and believes many world problems can be solved by slumber parties, late-night chats with your best friends, music, and dancing.
Kari's work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The TODAY Show, The Good Men Project, Yahoo! News, Ann Voskamp's blog, and other national outlets. Her first book, 10 ULTIMATE TRUTHS GIRLS SHOULD KNOW, has been used widely across the U.S. for small group and church youth group studies. Learn more by visiting www.karikampakis.com or finding Kari on Facebook and Instagram.
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One winner will receive a print copy of Liked from the publisher sent through iconmedia group. Winners will be chosen December 11, 2016. Must be 18 to enter. U.S. residents only
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