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. Learn more and purchase a copy.
About The Author: Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, a speaker and teacher, and a leader of small group studies. As a writer and speaker, Shannon combines her love for humor and storytelling with her passion for Jesus. She has been published by Family Fun, MOMSense, and Focus on the Family Magazine, and is a contributing blogger at TrueWoman.com. Shannon and her husband live the fast-paced life of parenting three teens. When she's not taking pictures from the sidelines of her kids' sporting events, Shannon loves to be opening the door of her west Michigan home to family and friends. Find her at www.shannonpopkin.com.
My Thoughts On The Book:I began reading this book in the hospital. I did not really want to read it because I felt bad.....and it really did not apply to me. Boy was I wrong and the Lord used my illness to point out some things I had been overlooking....like being controlling. It is so much easier to see controlling behavior in others, isn't it? While I lay there in my hospital bed at rock bottom I looked up and realized I had some major lessons to learn. Popkin does a wonder job unveiling the controlling tendencies that we all have. I loved that she hared her own struggles and the struggles of real women of the Bible. The struggles of Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Miriam were used along with scriptures to show how control hurts us and impacts our relationship with God. This book is excellent for people with Control Issues and even for those who struggle and don't even realize it.
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I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.