This is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel
By Trevin Wax
I thought this would be an interesting commentary on society, but I was surprised how in-depth and interesting it was. He starts out talking about teen girls on social media and the dynamics behind their posting online. Although I was aware of the thoughts that go behind when teens post online because I write for teens and preteens, but this went deeper and it was really eye opening at how they view their posts and the added stress they have from this that those of us who didn’t grow up during the social media years didn’t have back then.
I really enjoyed reading his take on how we view comments and status updates on social media especially when it comes to people we don’t agree with and how we frame what they say with our own opinions. A very timely message.
I have my minor in Communications and I wish this book had been around then because this would have been interesting to focus on for a paper or project. The fact this is a Christian take on it really sets it apart, too.
If you are interested in cultural norms and how society has adapted and changed over the years you will enjoy this. Basically news junkies will love this one, but this is really a book that will can be enjoyed by anyone who pays attention to popular culture.
I received a free copy of this book from B&H Publishers for the purpose of giving an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Star Series, Dating the It Guy, & Can Dreams Come True