Selfies – Craig Detweiler | A Book Review

Selfies - Craig Detweiler

Title: Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age

Author: Craig Detweiler

Genre: Non-fiction

About the book: It’s about selfies but also photography, writing, and so much more. Each chapter starts with an image and ends with some questions as well as an activity or a challenge.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications.

First impressions: As a media student, I felt like it would be a relevant read. Interestingly enough, the author explored a lot of concepts I had already learned in university. I also enjoyed all the photos, especially the selfies.


“Writing is a form of time travel, snapping back to scenes we may have forgotten (or wish we could forget).”

Writing: The author quotes a lot of texts such as the Bible. I learned quite a bit about God, Jesus, and other religious figures.

The book proceeds in chronological order, beginning with the history of paintings and concluding with present day photography.

One of my favourite chapters is the one about writing and memory. As a writer, I found myself agreeing with the author.

Final thoughts: Had I read Selfies at any other point in my life, I probably wouldn’t have appreciated it as much as I did.

Kudos to Detweiler for not bashing technology or teenagers. He made many insightful points and brought up ideas I hadn’t considered before. Even if you’re like me and you don’t take a lot of selfies, you might still enjoy reading about them.

Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads to keep up with what I’m reading.

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