Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Control Girl by Shannon Popkin - REVIEWED

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:
I knew I was in for a wild ride when my oldest son opened the package from the mailbox, and, upon reading the title of Shannon Popkin's book exclaimed, "Well this is certainly a book you need to read!"  Hmmmmm! Subtle message?  My son is a college Senior who knows me well, but I have to say his observation stung quite a bit!

This book has been a difficult read for me.  I've had to lay it down, sometimes with tears and cries of repentance!  So, let me tell you ladies, allow God to work through the pages of this book to challenge and change you.  I've not finished this book yet, because I'm at another hard, challenging chapter.  Part of me (control girl) wants to stop and not go back to finish - to avoid the painfulness of transformation.  But when I submit to God - I have to finish the course he has laid before me, and Shannon Popkin's book is my God appointment right now.

I pray that you are brave enough to pick up this book and thoughtfully go through each chapter and pray prayers of repentance and gratefulness that The Lord loves you enough to bring books like this into your life for such a time as this.

Thank you for your obedience, Shannon.  May God continue to bless you!

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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