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Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For is a new release from Thomas Nelson that addresses the topics most relevant to today’s girls, such as social media, identity, friendship and faith. It’s available everywhere books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and, and helps parents navigate the unprecedented challenges of raising kids in the digital age.

For many girls it starts early. The desire to be perfect. The need for approval. The longing for acceptance and being liked by a lot of people.

Thanks to social media, these desires now get channeled online. Girls can curate an image, build a following, and test-drive identities until they find one that draws attention and applause. But in this quest to be liked and noticed, girls often fail to feel loved and known. The result is a generation of girls who hunger for real and authentic relationships – yet are unclear on how to create them. 

From popular blogger and bestselling author Kari Kampakis comes a powerful book for girls in the digital age. Designed to empower teens and tweens through the Christian faith, it’s packed with godly wisdom and practical advice related to identity, friendships, social media, and a relationship with God.  

 Topics covered in Liked include:
✔️ Living for God’s approval, not human approval
✔️ Using social media wisely

✔️ Spreading kindness, love, and compassion

✔️ Distinguishing online friends from real friends

✔️ Handling rejection, criticism, and volatile emotions

✔️ Making an eternal difference, not a temporary splash.

For anyone exhausted by the quest to impress – and ready to rest in God’s unconditional love – Liked is the answer. Written succinctly with thought-provoking questions, it’s an ideal resource for a small group or youth group study, and a conversation-starter that will quickly unite mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends by speaking to the female heart.

Kari Kampakis is a mom of four daughters who writes about everyday events and significant moments that reveal God’s movement in our lives. She loves girls and believes many world problems can be solved by slumber parties, late-night chats with your best friends, music, and dancing.

Kari’s work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The TODAY Show, EWTN, Yahoo! News, The Eric Metaxas Show, Ann Voskamp’s blog, Hands Free Mama, and other national outlets. Her first book, 10 ULTIMATE TRUTHS GIRLS SHOULD KNOW, has been used widely across the U.S. for small group and church youth group studies. Learn more by visiting or finding Kari on Facebook and Instagram.

💻💻💻 Learn more at Kari’s Website 💻💻💻

My Thoughts:

I think this is a necessary book for moms and daughters. Our girls are growing up in a completely different world than we did and we must prepare ourselves to better understand and help our girls deal with th various pressures they will experience. 

I currently teach a PreTeen/Teen Girls Bible Study at my church and am always on the lookout for great resources to grow as a leader and to help reach my girls with. Liked is one of those books that should be required reading for anyone working with girls in ministry. It really helps to have this guide to help me better understand the realm of social media and the impact it is having on our girls. 

 I am also currently expecting my first girl and it is reassuring to know that there are resources like Liked out there to encourage and help parents navigate through the world of PreTeen/Teen girls. Don’t miss this one!!!


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