I was looking for some lightweight chick lit, and to learn a bit about Tinder! Definitely got some insights into that as a platform, methinks, and the main character was written in a way that feel like want to get behind her and push her on. It’s not a book I’m going to read over and over but I enjoyed it!
Recommended read for some of our courses, so I dipped my head in. Information clearly set out, some repetition (but that helps the ideas stick), got to about page 75 before I started to really learn some new stuff (made me happy as means my knowledge is good!), and learnt quite a few tips that I’d like to carry out – and reading on kindle meant it was easy to follow links. Have downloaded a couple of his other books.
I’ve enjoyed Stacey’s documentaries in the past – they are not traditional documentaries, but that is a plus so far as I’m concerned. From this book, it seems that she does her research before going on a trip. I can hear her voice, plus the voices of the other women who she is seeking to highlight, within this book.
I saw the trailer for this film (upcoming with Jennifer Anniston) … trying to decide if I want to give it a 3 or a 4 – hidden within quite a fluffy book, was some decent thoughts about body positivity – and the fact that many people struggle with being truly body positive (and the internal monologue still looks at those around you, which is not necessarily nice)… Taken on face value, an enjoyable read, with a much deeper message in there.
Vicky has dealt with a tricky topic – relationships – gently and with humour, drawing upon a wide range of Christian relationship texts, challenging some of the more damaging ones.
Vicky’s book draws together insights for all kinds of male-female relationships. For churches seeking to promote healthy relationships, including for singletons (going beyond ‘finding a partner’ which seems to be the mission of most churches).
Vicky emphasises the need to develop healthy adult relationships, emotional health, and good boundaries, in all situations, including within the digital environment. She thankfully challenges the notion that technology is the cause of all relational ills, providing guidance on how to enjoy the best, and, as with any form of communication, avoid the worst.
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.