Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Control Girl by Shannon Popkin

Control Girl

by Shannon Popkin   
Christian Living

"I control because I care."

"I just want to be sure of a happy ending."

"I worry that everything is spinning out of control."

Many women can identify with statements like these. They have a compulsion to make everything turn out just right and are willing to do anything to make it happen. But this unbalanced pursuit of control makes those around them anxious and defensive. And when they realize control is slipping from their grasp, they lose control of themselves and react in anger or fear.
Shannon Popkin knows this struggle inside and out. Keeping her inner Control Girl hidden is a full-time job. Thankfully, she also knows another very important truth: no woman has to be a Control Girl.
In this encouraging book, Shannon invites seven Control Girls from the Bible into the conversation. She examines each story for the moments in which grasping for control circumvented God's plans for good, whether it was Eve's desire to know instead of to trust, Sarah's inability to wait for God to move, or Rebekah's controlling hand on her family's future. Finally, Shannon finds God's perspective on each of the problems and then reveals how readers can have their own happy endings in similar situations.
The author shares from her own struggles and follows each Bible study with questions for personal reflection. In the end, controlling women will find insight into their own experience, peace in the knowledge that God is in control, and relief that they are free.

 Meet 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 Woman.com and has blogged for several years at shannonpopkin.com. This is her first book.

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Here is my review of this MUST READ Self Help Book:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Shannon Popkin and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Control Girl" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Control Girl” by Shannon Popkin seemed like a thought-provoking self-help read that would enable me to counsel others who have issues with control.  I never dreamed that I would be the one who needed to read this book and receive God’s help with my own control issues!

This convicting but not preachy read takes you through the Biblical stories of Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel and Miriam to help the modern day “Control Girl” become a “Jesus Girl” who is wholly submissive to God.  I highly recommend this book to help yourself and others!

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