If Peter Used Social Media (Book Review)

If Peter Used Socail MEdiaIf Peter Used Social Media  by Kendra LaBouf is one of four new books written by this author in the summer of 2014.  The short book is just 68 pages long and I read the entire book in one hour. I’m a social media manager for Christian ministries and also a student of theology, so the book title captured my attention.

If Peter Used Social Media begins with a disclaimer. The author is using the Gospel of Mark as a reference and creating social media content based upon Biblical themes. Scripture is taken from the New King James Version. To get the most from the book, the author suggests reading the Gospel passages alongside the book content.

What makes this book fun are the social media names of the Biblical characters, such as:

  • PetertheRock
  • AKAJohnMark
  • Shepherdboy
  • Jerusalem4ever
  • Fashiongirl
  • PetertheRock
  • FisherAndrew152
  • BelovedJohn
  • MommaMary
  • TeacherOfTheLaw
The names are creative and fun social media user names. Some Christians might be offended by the book and content, as this is a satirical view of Scripture and will not appeal to all readers. As I read it I was convicted that it might appeal to kids, teens, young adults or fans of Jon Acuff’. It’s Christian humor.
My personal opinion is that I didn’t like the book nor did I dislike it: the book If Peter Used Social Media is simply different.  If you want to read something lighthearted and offbeat, you’ll enjoy it.
Author KendraLaBouf grew up at a Christian camp in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains of Southern California. After graduating from high school, she attended, and received her Bachelor’s degree from, Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Religious Education degree from Liberty University. She has served in the youth and children’s ministries departments of churches in California, New York, Texas, and Ohio. She is passionate about communicating the life-changing truths of the Bible to the youth of today.

My Amazon Rating 3/5

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