Welcome to the halfway point of the Influence Online Book Discussion!

I’m excited to continue our series on the book, Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me).

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My interview this week is with speaker, advocate, storyteller, and community builder Adriel Booker. It was great to connect with her on such a tricky subject: pride.

Enjoy the video!

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Here are some of the questions I asked Adriel:

  • In your work as a Christian author and writer, what unhelpful or unhealthy trends have you observed on social media and online in general?
  • In Chapter 6 of Influence, we share a quote of yours. Part of that quote says, “Too many platform builders are so concerned about building their brand that they are making their own image an idol. None of us are exempt from this pull.” How have you experienced this pull in your own life?
  • Pride can sometimes be viewed as one of those “respectable sins.” Why do Christian influencers need to be careful about the presence of pride in their hearts?
  • What “remedy” or solution do you suggest to this often present, yet sometimes subtle sin?
  • What practical tips or advice could you offer for Christian writers who often fall into the temptation and tendency to build their own name or brand?

I’d love to hear what you gained from listening to our conversation! Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Adriel Booker

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. She’s become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women’s issues.

Adriel is also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a leadership coach and Bible teacher in YWAM, local churches, and conferences.

Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she’s also released a free guide on how to journal through grief. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or her blog: www.adrielbooker.com/welcome.


Thanks so much for continuing on our journey exploring the book, Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me).

Next week we’ll meet up Monday and Wednesday to talk about Chapter 7: Compare and Chapter 8: Sift!

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