“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 what it takes to make it happen. Whenever they realize control is slipping from their grasp, they lose control of themselves and react in anger or fear. And this unbalanced pursuit of control makes those around them anxious and defensive.
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 release their impulse to just “make sure” 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.
Width: 13.97 cm
Height: 21.59 cm
# of Pages: 240
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Binding: Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Women's Issues