Monday, February 13, 2017

Control girl by Shannon Popkin


Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible (January 2017, Kregel)
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 opinion: This is one of the best reads I have had this year! The title intrigued me but I loved the book even more than I was expecting. Taking 7 different women from the scriptures the author does a great job at showing how when that women tried to control her own life that things got ugly but how God can take our brokenness and make something beautiful. I loved how honest and down to earth the author was, she didn't hold anything back, drawing from her own life and how often she tries to take control and the end result of that, this book was just amazing. I highly recommend it!
I received a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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