I first heard that Jo was writing this book last year, when she saw a blogpost I’d written for Amy http://www.amyboucherpye.com/2016/05/…. I’ve read this book mostly on the train, and have really enjoyed the mix of personal story (both Jo’s own & those she’s found) mixed in with drawing upon the biblical story of David. I’ve always been fascinated by how we find our identity, particularly in family, friends, work and place we live – and Jo brought so many of those out. Jo’s been quite vulnerable in this re struggles in finding her own place and identity, and that this will always be a lifelong journey – with a strong emphasis on learning to settle ‘where you are’ for as long as you are there.
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.