If influencers have power over us, who are you allowing to influence you?
In an online world obsessed with follows and likes, it’s important to consider what you’re really searching for. When you follow someone, it’s typically because you want to be like them or live like they do–but who have you placed as your role models?
In Who Are You Following? bestselling author and social media personality Sadie Robertson Huff dives deep into exploring who we are allowing to influence our daily thoughts and actions. With an excellent grasp of scriptural truths, using current research, surveys, and personal and biblical stories, Sadie draws on her own experience as a social media influencer and addresses topics such as
how to go from being liked to being truly lovedour true motives for famebeing seen from the outside versus being knowncomparing ourselves to othersquestioning why did I post that?!how to respond to cancel culturewondering does God still love me?
This book is perfect for young Christians wondering how they can live a vibrant, bold, and uncompromising life of faith in God by following the Messiah–the ultimate influencer. Discover the love, purpose, and fulfillment that is found only in Jesus.
In a culture consumed by social media, Huff (Live) challenges Christians to reevaluate their influences in this commonsensical treatise. She draws from scriptural examples, personal experience, and statistical research to tackle the positive and negative effects of social media, which she calls "numbing." Huff is transparent about her own struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with social media, and opens by deleting her Instagram account, which had caused insecurity and a "crooked smile." She cautions Christians to be selective in curating their feeds, reminding them that Jesus is utmost the "leader and influencer worth following." Huff shares practical guidelines (like the social media reset) to help the faithful suss out whether they're spiritually guided; for instance, she contrasts biblical truth versus relative truth, the "like" button versus unconditional love, and followers versus friendship. She cheerfully emphasizes that everyone is born with a God-given purpose "to love God and love people" and while she admits she sometimes posts "a silly dance video," her overarching purpose is to use technology "to spread the good news." Huff also takes on "cancel culture," offering compassion as an alternative, noting that Jesus was often misunderstood. The sensitivity and ease by which the author applies scriptural principles sets Huff apart from the typical millennial influencer. This is an insightful guide for the Christian Instagram set. Agent: Brandi Bowles, United Talent Agency
This book made me think about how I use social media and my relationship with Jesus.
This is a great book easy to read and great thoughtful points.