Beyond Me, My Selfie, and I: A Review of Teresa Tomeo’s Latest Book

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Beyond Me, My Selfie and I


In this technology-saturated world, Teresa Tomeo speaks from personal experience and candid observation on what we all need to do to be better followers of Christ.

It all stemmed from a trip to Italy. While seeing the sights, she couldn’t help but notice a couple of young people absorbed by their phones. What true reality were they missing while being stuck in the virtual reality of their phones?

The Church constantly preaches that while technology is not in itself morally good or bad, its use and misuse can certainly veer either way. In this book, Mrs. Tomeo specifically tackles social media and the ubiquitous selfie. She challenges us all to put our phones down for real face-time with those whom we love and with He who loves us.

She breaks this huge issue down into 10 manageable chunks. Each chapter starts with an introduction from a specific angle, followed by a mini-quiz to help you think about how it applies to you. Then, she explains what the Church in Her wisdom says about it, and gives pointers on how to take it to prayer.

When read with an open and prayerful heart, this book could inspire real changes in how you view and use technology. It certainly serves as a wake-up call to the dangers of social media.

Beyond Me, My Selfie and I is now available at your favorite bookseller. I was given the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review through my membership in Netgalley. Thank you Franciscan Media for the privilege.

This book review originally appeared at True Dignity of Women.

Bethanie Ryan

Bethanie Ryan

Bethanie Ryan is a housewife, mother and writer. She recently graduated with a MA in Pastoral Studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Originally from Missouri, she currently calls upstate New York home. She writes for several websites including her own, True Dignity of Women.

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