You might not know it by observing popular media, but the world does not revolve around âme, my selfie and Iâ.
Teresa Tomeo, media expert and host of the syndicated radio program Catholic Connection, believes âselfie cultureâ represents a society that is losing touch with its humanity. In Beyond Me, My Selfie and I, she offers real ways to rebel against the narcissism of modern life and rediscover our relationship with each other, the beauty of natureâand, most importantly, God.
Tomeo explores Church teachings and Scripture passages about self-centeredness versus other-centeredness, as well as the thoughts of Popes John Paul II, Benedict and Francis, all of whom have written and spoken extensively about the proper use of media. Sheâs also gathered practical advice from a number of media experts on how to find balance when it comes to selfies and other media activities.
Tomeo makes the case for âselfie control,â with advice for moms and dads on navigating todayâs media minefields. Sheâll also provide research-backed methods for finding real happiness by giving and putting others first rather than staying focused on oneself.
When your identity is focused in Christâas opposed to yourselfâlife becomes so much more than fleeting moments of attention. Youâll read inspiring examples of individuals who made a real difference in the world, as well as people whose change in media habits changed their livesâand the lives of othersâin surprising ways.