In this technology-saturated world, Teresa Tomeo speaks from personal experience and candid observation on what we all need to do to be better followers of Christ.
It all stems from a trip to Italy. While seeing the sights, she couldn’t help but notice a couple of young people absorbed into their phones. What real reality were they missing while being stuck in the virtual reality of their phones?
The Church constantly preaches that while technology is not in itself morally good or bad, it’s use and misuse can certainly veer either way. In this book, Mrs. Tomeo tackles specifically social media and the ubiquitous selfie. She challenges us all to put our phones down for real face-time with those we love and with He who loves us.
She breaks down this huge issue into 10 manageable chunks. Each chapter starts with an introduction of a specific angle followed by a mini-quiz to help you think about how it applies to you. Then, she explains what the Church in her wisdom says about it and some pointers with how to take it to prayer.
When read with an open and prayerful heart, this book could make real changes to how you use and view technology. It certainly serves as a wake up call to the dangers of social media.
Beyond Me, My Selfie and I is available at your favorite bookseller now. I was given the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review through my membership in Netgalley. Thank you Franciscan Media for the privilege.