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Control Girl by Shannon Popkin - A Review

Do you ever feel anxious or angry?  Maybe both?  Well thankfully it isn't just me.  Shannon Popkin has written a book about the problem that many women have with wanting to control things. 

Apparently it is an age old problem, because she looks in depth at seven women in the Bible that have also suffered because of their own patterns of trying to control things rather than letting God be in control.  Throughout the book she gives examples from her own life on how trying to control things has been counterproductive, or hurt people.  It was an interesting thing to think about. 

You know a book is good when it changes your perspective on yourself.  Although she did give some advice on how to deal with your controlling behavior, just the (probably years late in coming) realization that my anger, and even my worrying comes from a need to control things was what I really got from this book.  Now I am (trying) to stop and think about what I am trying to accomplish when I start to get angry.  It isn't working as well as I would like, but 30 years of being a control freak probably isn't going to go away overnight. 

The only thing that I didn't like about this book is that many of the Bible verses were not from a Bible translation I recognize, which is a pretty small complaint. 

I received a free copy of Control Girl to be able to review the book.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for taking the time to review and share my book! I'm so glad you found it interesting, and even perspective-changing. Was the VOICE translation new for you? Me, too, a couple of years ago. I was asked to write something using mostly VOICE translation references, then fell in love with it. :) But I mostly use ESV to study. Blessings to you, friend! Shannon

    1. Thank you so much for reading my review! I really appreciate it. I don't think I have heard the VOICE translation before, I am mostly an old fashioned KJV/NKJV girl. I can see the appeal of the VOICE translation, it is very conversational, I am just a traditionalist, in pretty much everything LOL.

      Thank you again :)


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