Endorsements


“As a teen, I longed for an assuring voice that said, “Don’t listen to the naysayers, the judgers, the bullies, or the critic in your head—listen to my voice, and I’ll point you in the right direction.” In Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For, Kari Kampakis is that voice, speaking specifically to teen girls living in the age of screens, external validation, and superficial measures of success. Using relatable anecdotes, thoughtful reflection questions, and Biblical references, Kari empowers young women to make sound decisions that will bring them closer to God and His purpose for their lives. Liked is truly a first of its kind for teen girls, turning down the artificial noise of her world to emphasize God’s true voice of unconditional love and grace.”

- Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times Bestselling Author of Hands Free Mama and Hands Free Life


“As the mother of a daughter, I am so grateful for Kari Kampakis. Trying to raise kids is like a constantly moving target in today’s world and her wisdom and insight helps and encourages me as I find my way in the parenting journey. Liked is a must-read for teenage girls to help them know to find their worth in the things that matter most.”

- Melanie Shankle, New York Times Bestselling Author of Nobody’s Cuter Than You.


“What I love about Liked is that Kari doesn’t just offer advice to teenage girls about how to navigate the insta-culture that they inhabit. Instead, Kari digs into big questions about identity and purpose – who am I? what am I here for? – and as she answers those questions, she continually points her readers to a much deeper Truth: they are dearly loved, intentionally made, and wholly accepted by their Creator. Kari’s empathy, wisdom, and compassion are gifts to all women, no matter our age, and I’m grateful that, in Liked, her life-giving, uplifting, and encouraging words continually remind teenage girls (and the rest of us!) of the joys of relational substance in a culture that can tempt us to settle for superficiality. Mamas, if you’re looking for a book to read with your teenage daughter(s), this is it!”

- Sophie Hudson, author of Giddy Up, Euniceand Home is Where My People Are


“As a mom of four growing daughters I am grateful for the heart, ministry and words of Kari. In Liked Kari provides tween and teen girls with a combination of honesty and vulnerability that speaks directly into their realities. This is the type of resource I will gladly share with my girls as they navigate the twists and turns of life while keeping their focus on God’s eternal truth.”

- Wynter Pitts, author of You’re God’s Girl: A Devotional for Tweens


“Kari Kampakis has written a must-read book for every young woman who longs to be Liked. She tackles tough questions and real struggles with Biblical truth and priceless wisdom, empowering young women to live free from the pressure to pretend they are someone they aren’t because they are already loved just as they are! If you want the young women in your life to see themselves through God’s lens of grace, give them this book.”

- Jeannie Cunnion, author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child


Liked is an absolute must-read for teenage girls. In a culture where social media saturates our lives, Kari equips girls with truth regarding identity, acceptance, and authentic relationship. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter make Liked the perfect book for a girl’s small group or book club.”

-Allison Hendrix writer/blogger at The House of Hendrix


“As a counselor for girls and their families for over 20 years, I am grateful for any voice that speaks truth into the lives of girls. It’s harder than ever to grow up. And I trust Kari Kampakis’ voice to help girls do just that: to grow up anchored to the truth of who God is and how he has designed them to be more than just Liked. Thank you, Kari, for directly, graciously, and relevantly voicing the truths that girls today need desperately to hear.”

- Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, Author, Speaker, and Director of Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee


Liked is a godsend for our youth. We have unwittingly created a culture in which our deepest need to connect, to be understood, and to be accepted can be satisfied instantaneously by our smart phones. Kari Kampakis reminds our youth that the power of social media can and should be used for good, but that true identity is not built online. When we find our unearned and lavish approval in God’s grace, then (and only then) can we discover our own unique identities.”

- Catherine Montgomery, Director of Children’s Ministry, Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida