What caught me right off on the cover of this book was the title - The Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible. Control is a burden - that's what it says - a burden. Do you think of control as a burden? If you don't or even if you'd just like to know more, Shannon Popkin's book will challenge you on the topic. By studying the lives of Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Miriam, you can see how much of a burden the need for control can be. As women, we weren't meant to carry the need for control and Popkin shows how it's selfish and self-protective and it can ruin lives and steal the joy you were meant to have. I loved the humor Popkin uses to make her point....sometimes I caught myself chuckling out loud! The book is easy to read, with short chapters that drive the points home. There are so many ways to apply the challenges to your own life too - the book is practical and applicable.
*I was sent a copy of the book by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.