Monday, September 21, 2015

Is social media stealing your identity?

Is social media stealing your identity?
Let's start an #IdentityRevolution and take back what social media has stolen!


Litfuse and Abingdon Press are excited to bring you debut author Jessica Fralin's book, #Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? Join the #IdentityRevolution by pledging your social media support on October 2; head over to the Thunderclap #Stolen Campaign Page to get started. We need at least 250 pledges to meet our goal---help us get there by pledging your social media support and tell your friends! When you sign up, you'll be the first to know on October 2 about a special Instagram contest and the chance to win a $100 cash card.

We're also offering you the opportunity to read the digital book and a companion youth group study guide for free! Sign up here if you're interested in reading the book. Even if you're not, would you pass this email along to your church's youth pastor, a teacher, or a parent who would find the book helpful? We want this book to get into the hands of those who will find the book useful for walking teens and young adults through this transitional period of their lives-only made tougher by the barrage of social media.

If you sign up to receive the book and study guide, you'll receive them via email in early October, along with an email full of social media and review tips and promotions.

On behalf of Jessica and Abingdon, we appreciate your support! Don't hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.

What can you do to help get the word out about #Stolen? 

  • Share any photos from this email on Instagram---and link to the Thunderclap (here's the short link: http://bit.ly/1ikBLtP).
  • Forward this email on to parents, teachers, youth-group pastors---anyone who'd find this book helpful---and encourage them to sign up to receive their free copy of the book!
  • Share on your social media sites! We've made it easy with some pre-made blasts you can copy and pastes below!

Social Media Blast:

 Is social media stealing your identity? Join the #IdentityRevolution with Jessica Fralin's new book, #Stolen! http://bit.ly/1LXRPyi

Take back what social media has #Stolen (plus a chance to win a #cash card!) http://bit.ly/1ikBLtP

Want to help get the word out about a great book and have a chance to win a #cash card? http://bit.ly/1ikBLtP #Stolen

Don't let social media steal your identity! Join the #IdentityRevolution http://bit.ly/1ikBLtP



About the Book
Take back what social media has stolen.
How many hours do we spend scrolling Facebook newsfeeds, retweeting something on Twitter, or posing for the perfect selfie on Instagram, hoping what we post will get likes and comments from our friends and followers? To get those likes, we post what is---according to social media standards---pretty, popular, and acceptable. We hide the messy parts of life, play up the fun times, and even twist the truth a bit so we look a little better, smarter, and funnier. But what happens when people start holding us up to these unrealistic standards? What happens when you realize that who you are on social media isn't who you really are? Have we let social media steal our identity?

In #Stolen, author Jessica Fralin uncovers our deep desire to be affirmed, valued, and loved and then points to the only place where that desire can be filled: in Christ not social media. She offers creative #FunFact, #GiveItATry, and #WhatDoYouThink callouts containing fun notes, activities, and ideas to discuss with your youth group and friends. As she tackles the issues and insecurities like popularity, body image, and cyberbullying, Jessica shows you how to find your identity in the one voice that really matters, not the million of voices online.   


Jessica Fralin is an author, blogger, and full-time college student residing in Lynchburg, Virginia. As a worship leader and aspiring women's ministry leader, she conveys the message of love, acceptance, and worth that can only be found in the gospel. On any given day, you can find her holding a guitar, a book, or a latte and passionately teaching others who they are-and why it matters-when it comes to social media.

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