Little fights with your husband and kids. Unhappiness when things don't match your version of perfect. When your perspective of how life should go replaces God's, you doom your quest for security, peace, and joy before it even starts.
Thankfully, there is a better way.
Join Shannon as she shares what she has discovered about her own control struggles and
about God from studying seven Control Girls in the Bible. Whether it was Eve's desire to know instead of trust, Sarah's inability to wait for God to move, or Rebekah's controlling hand on her family's future, each of these women's stories contain warnings and lessons for us today.
Learn how you too can lay down this burden of trying to control everything and find rest in surrendering to the One who truly is in control.
Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, a speaker and teacher, and a leader of small group studies. She's been published by "Family Fun," "MOMsense," "Focus on the Family Magazine," and other outlets. She is a contributing blogger for True Woman.com and has blogged for several years at shannonpopkin.com. "Control Girl" is her first book.
Find out more about Shannon at shannonpopkin.com.
As I was reading this book, I felt like the author was inside my head. I never thought of myself as a control girl, but as I read the book, I realized I am! This book has helped me to let go of my controlling tendencies and, in the process, create less stress in my life!
There are nine sections to this book and each one focuses on a woman of the Bible...a woman who had her own control issues and how these issues controlled or changed her life. The sections are broken down into lessons that you can do each day or over several days. There is Scripture to meditate on (one of my favorite parts of the book!) and questions for us to think about or something to write out. I liked this part, too, because it helped me to figure out where I need to let go of control and give it to God. There were areas I had never thought about my control making things harder in my life and this helped me to figure out where I could change this control.
I love how honest and open Shannon is about her own control issues. There's no preaching at you feeling with this book - just a "been there, done that" quality and the feeling she's a friend who is going to help you let go of trying to control it all. A friend who wants to encourage us to make God a bigger part of our life so we can give our concerns to Him.
I like this book so much and I am definitely going to go through it again. It would make a wonderful small group study or a study to do with a friend. I have enjoyed doing it on my own and have gained so much from it. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my LitFuse Publicity Group
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Blessings - Julie