#struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World
Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv. He is also the author of many titles including Alter Ego, Soul Detox, The Christian Atheist, It and several others. His newest book is #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World. In #Struggles, Craig touches on the subject of social media and how our lives are centered on it as well as technology. We will often compare ourselves to our friend’s and wish our lives could be like there’s or wish we had what they had. And when we do this, we become less satisfied.
#Struggles is broken down into eight sections:
Recovering Contentment: The Struggle with Comparisons
Restoring Intimacy: The Struggle with “Likes”
Revealing Authenticity: The Struggle with Control
Resurrecting Compassion: The Struggle with Desensitization
Reviving Integrity: The Struggle with Secret Impurity
Remembering Encouragement: The Struggle with Constant Criticism
Reclaiming Worship: The Struggle with Idolatry
Replenishing Rest: The Struggle with Constant Distraction
Craig as also included a small section entitled “10 Commandments for Using Social Media and Technology.”
I will be the first to admit I look at my “friends” on social media and wish I had their life or wish I had the things they had, but it makes me unhappy and unsatisfied with the life I had. I have to know and believe that God has me where he wants me and I don’t need to covet what they have. Social Media and Technology has taken over our lives and we need to take our lives back.
I highly recommend this book to all!
Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.