Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Love Your Selfie by Tessa Emily Hall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Love Your Selfie Author: Tessa Emily Hall Publisher: Ellie Claire Gifts Release Date: October 13, 2020 Genre: Teen/Young Adult Devotional God loves the real you-without filters, followers, or fabulous backdrops! This glittery devotional journal helps teens find their inner sparkle so they can love themselves. The truth is: the Creator of the Universe stamped His approval on you far before anyone ever had the chance to disapprove. In this 52-week devotional journal, you will be guided through a journey of embracing the unique way you were created. Author Tessa Emily Hall shares her personal struggles of dealing with insecurity and self-shame as a teen, then she invites you to reflect on the weekly message through journal prompts and social media challenges. You will be taken on a journey to understand what Scripture says about your identity, discover how you can tap into your God-given potential, and learn to love who you are inside. Ellie Claire’s LeatherLuxe® material is given new glittery life in this stunning journal with full-color interior design. The rich feel of leather is finished with round corners to make this journal an extraordinary gift for any time of year. FEATURES: Premium, thick, acid-free, non-bleed paper Guided journal from a teen for teens Lightly-ruled space for notes and reflections Full-color interior Presentation page for personalization LeatherLuxe® binding with NEW glitter finish that doesn’t rub off Ribbon marker Smythe-sewn binding PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christianbook
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a book-inspired prize package including an autographed copy of Love Your Selfie, InnerSparkle coffee blend sample from the book, book swag, prayer journal, pink glitter nail polish, lip gloss, facial mask, etc.!
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My thoughts about and review of Love Your Selfie
Life is truly an ongoing learning journey, isn’t it? But I think for teen girls, so many different changes and large life questions hit them all at once, or in a quick sequence. Just who are they, anyway? What happened to their elementary school friends who hardly even say “hi” at school anymore? What is happening to their body? Why are they feeling such strong emotions? Do they need to become somebody else? Are they even acceptable as they are?
So much change. And so many questions. Tessa Emily Hall’s magnificent Love Your Selfie is the perfect tool (alongside loving, listening, & attentive parents) to help young women walk out their lives and questions as they enter the teen years. Laid out in a 52-week devotional format, Love Your Selfie offers time for teens to think, to listen to God, to get a grip on the idea that ALL teenaged women experience the changes that they are going through; and to step forward in a healthy, faith-built way. Each chapter offers:
- A verse
- A brief devotional writing from Hall on topics that teen women struggle with
- A “Your Journey” section where readers can ask themselves questions that will clarify for them what they’re thinking and experiencing
- A confession section which seems more like an affirmation moment, where readers can proclaim truths and grace over themselves
- A prayer segment
- A social media challenge (optional) where they can share their experiences with other young women online in the #LoveYourSelfieChallenge
- A final section each week which may include a Q&A, creative activities, ideas, opportunities for journaling
This is all great stuff. But, what makes it even better are the chapter/weekly topics Tessa Emily Hall writes about and centers the questions and journal entries around. How I would have loved to have had a trusted adult or older teen speaking into these areas during my own teenaged years! Hall speaks about identity, masks/false images, perfectionism, insecurity, struggles, beauty, love, shame, and purpose…and so much more. The author is real, true, honest and transparent, and clearly speaks with love and great affection for her teen readers. She has been there herself, and she offers truth and the hope of God and His care for and ordering of our lives to young women who might be searching for that very anchor.
I loved this devotional journal and believe it has the power to bless young women in a season of their lives where they are searching for identity, truth, and love. God is right there to provide all of that, and Tessa Emily Hall points the way to Him and His grace. Definitely get a copy of this journal that’s beautiful both inside and out. And scroll back up to the giveaway for your chance to win a Love Your Selfie gift pack!
DISCLAIMER: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.