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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book to read and enjoy. All opinions and thoughts shared in my personal review are 100% my own thoughts and are honest.
About the Book & Giveaway:
Are you trying to stay in control of your quest for peace, joy, and security . . . and you’re exhausted? Shannon Popkin’s debut book, Control Girl, is a must-read for anyone with a heart that craves control. 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.
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My Personal thoughts and review:
Shannon Popkins’ book Control Girl has inspired and challenged me to face the issues with “control” that I have struggled with for years. It is so hard to admit that I do struggle with this issue out loud, but I do. Oh course, like many of the women written about in this book, the author included, I pass my wish for control off as just doing what any mom and wife should do, helping my family and myself get our “happy ending”. Little did I know, that my need to fix everything myself and share my “helping hands and words” in every situation could be more harmful than good to my family and to the life God has for us.
I will never forget the things I have learned throughout the pages of this book. As Popkins introduced us to several Biblical women, like Sarah and Miriam, I began to really dig into some of the issues I have let control me and more so, the times when I have refused to let God be in control of the situations. In those times, instead of praying and then stepping aside and trusting God and his timing, I have often tried to “fix it myself”. Yeah, if you’re wondering how well those times turned out for me, well…never the way they should, that’s for sure. Who am I to think I know better than God, right? Why is that so hard for me to grasp, even when I know how much bigger he is than anything going on?
I love that the author was so willing to share her personal struggles with control, it made me realize that many women struggle with the same issue. Not only was Popkins willing to share her story, she did a fantastic job at sharing the stories of the other ladies as well. Through the chapters I was able to see these famous women of the Bible in a new way and in doing this I think it made each of them a little more real to me, or should I say more relatable.
I know that I will forever be changed now, after reading this book, or more realistically I will work on letting God change me while I learn to surrender my need for control up to him. I am so thankful I read this début project from Popkins and I enjoyed being able to glean some good insight into the lives of other women that deal with the same struggle. The book was easy to read and the flow of each chapter and lesson was lovely. One of my favorite parts came at the end of each chapter, where the author included questions and Bible verses for personal reflection. s.
If you struggle with a need to be in charge of your own “happy ending” or controlling desires then I highly recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to become more of a Jesus Girl instead of the Control Girl I can let emerge. If you would like to read more reviews or get more information on the author and this book please visit her page here.
**Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book to read. All thoughts and opinions expressed in my review are 100 % honest and my own.