Face Time Your Identity in a Selfie World by Kristen Hatton
[Review by: Molly Dawkins Barnes]
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Book Synopsis: In the first half of Face Time Your Identity in a Selfie World, Kristen Hatton goes through the story of creation, Fall, and redemption through the lens of a teenage girl living in a social-media-driven world. The second half focuses on case studies of real teenage girls struggling with things like comparison, body image, peer pressure, and self-harm. After each case study, she provides questions for the reader to examine what is at the core of each girl’s struggle.
Conclusion: If you have a teenage daughter or you work with teen girls, I would highly recommend that you read this book. It helps you get a better sense of the world they’re living in, while also helping equip you to teach them to fight against the lies they believe. The case studies were my favorite part, and Hatton does a great job of setting that up in the first half of the book.
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