Thursday, November 12, 2015

#Struggles By Craig Groeschel

We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences that are beyond our control. We’ve lost perspective, even perhaps ourselves.
In this timely and life-changing new book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of Craig Groeschel encourages readers who are hungry to regain control over their lives and put Christ first again. He walks them through biblical values that all Christ followers know are essential, but are even more important for our maxed out, selfie-centered world. 
The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the more difficult it is to care.
It’s time to refresh and rediscover our understanding of the biblical principles that life with Christ brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, rest and more. Groeschel taps in to some of the most up-to-date studies on the effects of social media on our emotions and our friendships. And he offers real-life examples of how we struggle with social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life.
With helpful appendices like the 10 Commandments of Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Faith, and Creating Safeguards for Your Digital Devices, you’ll find #Struggles to be just the guide to bring balance and real-life engagement to your everyday life.

Pick up your copy here...
New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App. He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  #Struggles Following Jesus in a Selfie Centered World is a book everyone that has any type of social media needs to read. Craig Groeschel hits on many topics that many of us don't think of everytime we login to our social media accounts. The author wrote the book in a format that is easy to read and keeps your attention. The book talks about many topics that we may struggle with while using social media such as gossip, envy, self image,integrity and wrongly comparing yourself to others. I believe the younger generation could learn a great deal from the ministering of this book. 
    The author also talks about keeping technology at a safe place. In this topic he talks about the temptation and spiritual dangers that exist on the internet. I recommend this book to everyone that has any type of social media account. 
     I gave this book 4 stars and recommend that everyone read it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher or my honest review.


  1. This one will be great to give to my youth group. All of them get engrossed in their phones.

    1. Natalie, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  2. I think I could use this book. I get way to in to social media. Thank you Mary

  3. I will be buying this one for my daughter. I think she really needs it.

  4. I think this book could help many people. Everyone's life gets entangled in social media. A lot of times that is not good at all. Great review Mary

  5. I don't have a big problem with social media. I play my games and get off. I think I will pass on this one.

  6. I will pass on this one but thank you for sharing.

  7. I'm sure all of us could get something out of this book. Thanks for your review, Mary!

    Judy B

  8. This sounds like a really good Godly read. Thanks

  9. I think I need to read this book but it sound like issues that needs to be addressed even without social media as we struggle with these on just being alive

  10. Sounds like a book that a lot of us could read! Thanks Mary for the review!

  11. This is a book that sounds like we all need Social Media is s huge part of all of ours lives look here I am on your blog. LOL Thanks Mary