Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-8254-4429-6 • $14.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 240 pages Christian Life / Women’s Issues Kregel Publications • Rights: World January 27, 2017 Find hope in knowing God alone is in control “Icontrol 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 con- trolling 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. Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, a speaker and teacher, and a leader of small-group studies. She’s been published by Family Fun, MOMSense, Focus on the Family Magazine, and other outlets, and has blogged for several years at Tiny Paragraphs. This is her first book. | 4 | CHRISTIAN LIVING ISBN 978-0-8254-4429-6 9 7 8 0 8 2 5 4 4 4 2 9 6 Control Girl Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible Shannon Popkin Wounded Women of the Bible 978-0-8254-4214-8 • $14.99 The Peaceful Wife 978-0-8254-4394-7 • $15.99 •  Sensible strategies for surren- dering to God •  Brief meditations, study ques- tions, and a Bible verse for every lesson •  Ideal for personalized Bible study in manageable segments