Source: Christianity Today
How Ben Higgins survived the disconnected world of reality-television fame and is now helping others experience real-life connections.
HEATHER THOMPSON DAY
SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
This week, former Bachelor star and Bachelorette contestant Ben Higgins joins Heather for an insightful conversation about the emptiness of fame, the criticism he faced as a Christian on a reality-television dating show, and why authentic connections with people are more important than having millions of social media followers.
Higgins is also garnering attention as an author. His new book, Alone in Plain Sight: Searching for Connection When You’re Seen but Not Known, explores his struggles with loneliness and insecurity, and shows how he finds ultimate hope in his connection with God. Find Ben on Instagram @higgins.ben.
And in our #GrowingViral segment, meet Vimbo Zvandasara-Zhou, creator of Between Believers, an online speed dating event meant to bring love and connection to people who are searching for it right from their phone screens. Vimbo created Between Believers after journeying through her own singleness during the pandemic. Find Vimbo on Instagram @betweenbelievers and on Twitter @ohvimbo.
Viral Jesus is a production of Christianity Today
Host and creator: Heather Thompson Day
Producer: Loren Joseph
Executive Producer: Ed Gilbreath
Director of CT Podcasts: Mike Cosper