Saturday, February 18, 2017

Control Girl by Shannon Popkin *Review

About the book:

Tension, anger, fear, anxiety-it all begins with a heart that craves control.
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.
My Thoughts
As soon as I saw the title of this book I said.. yep me! What woman doesn't feel like they struggle for control rather than letting God just be in control? I think it is a common theme for us. I love how Shannon took women from the Bible as examples for us to learn from. God wrote this book for our application, and we can learn so much from the issues that they struggled with. Rest.. I long for true rest and to get that, I need to give up control.
Shannon takes a look at the following women; Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Miriam. Then the final chapter is on how to go from a control girl to a Jesus girl. LOVE!

Three to Five lessons in each chapter, this would be an excellent group study, as well as individually. I would love to share this with my young adults group as I think it is practical for any age woman.
Very well written and organized!

About the author:

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 and has blogged for several years at "Control Girl" is her first book.
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