Control Girl

Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible is available wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and Barnes & Noble.

Information & Resources

How the Book is Arranged
Free Discussion Guide
Companion Coloring Book
Schedule a Video Chat with Shannon
Invite Shannon to Speak
Control Girl Meditations
Printable Control Girl Labels
Contact Shannon

How the Book is Arranged

This book is designed the book to work well, both for the individual, and for groups. (See a note to leaders.) Control Girl divides each chapter into “lessons”, which allow the reader on a time budget to engage a complete train of thought as she reads the chapters part-by-part. Each lesson begins with a correlating Bible passage, and ends with several application questions, and a meditation. (Download FREE meditation cards here.)

There are nine chapters in the book:

  • 1 Path of a Control Girl
  • 2 Eve: It Looked Good to Me
  • 3 Sarah: It’s Up to Me
  • 4 Hagar: Out from Under Her Control
  • 5 Rebekah: Standing in for God
  • 6 Leah: Invisible and Unloved
  • 7 Rachel: When She Has More
  • 8 Miriam: Taking the Lead
  • 9 Control Girl to Jesus Girl

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Free Discussion Guide for Leaders

Leaders, thanks so much for considering this book for your group’s study! Please consider downloading the FREE Discussion Guide  which will help draw your women into meaningful discussion centered on God’s Word, as you work through the book together.

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Companion Coloring Book

Reflections on Surrender is an adult coloring book, filled with truth about control, ourselves, and God–messages that closely correlate with Control Girl.

While you don’t have to work through the Bible study to enjoy the coloring book, the two do complement each other nicely.

The original artwork in Reflections on Surrender was done by  Janyre Tromp (who, by the way, was also the editor for Control Girl). We hope that as you add color and design to the artwork, you’ll also soak your heart in the truth on each page.

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Schedule a Video Chat with Shannon

 Shannon loves to connect with long distance groups using her materials, using video conferencing. If you’d like to invite Shannon to connect with your group, please use the contact form below. If you are part of a West Michigan group (within 15-20 minutes of Grandville, MI), Shannon would love to stop in and meet your group! Please use the contact form below, to check on her availability.

Also, Shannon would love to add your group’s picture to her prayer list! You can email it to her at shannon@shannonpopkin.com.

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Invite Shannon to Speak

Shannon loves to serve churches and groups in any way needed. She offers herself as a speaker for events or weekend retreats. Shannon’s Control Girl Retreat is a great way to kick off the book study for your group. Please connect with her if you’re interested in any of these options using the comment form below.

Please visit Shannon’s speaker page for more detailed information on her speaking ministry.

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Control Girl Meditations

At the end of each lesson in the book is a “for meditation” section. Our hope is to help women build a bridge between what they say is true (God is in control) and how they actually live (as though they have to control everything).

But we want to make it easier yet! By using either the “Control Girl” tab at the top of this page, or clicking here, please find a set of  FREE downloadable meditation cards, arranged by lesson (sampler pack available now). You can print these as 4×6 cards or photos, or you can share and save them digitally–all for free!

Also on this page, find some guidance and ideas for how to use the cards.

Chapter Meditation Printables

Here’s another resource for either individuals or group leaders. For each chapter, we’ve created a printable page with that week’s meditations. You can use these for your own personal meditation and review, or to help with group discussion.  We hope that these will be a useful resource and a blessing to you!

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Printable Control Girl Labels

In the introduction for the book, Shannon suggests keeping a journal of your personal responses to the application questions at the end of each lesson.

Just for fun, here are some labels that you can print off for the cover of your group’s journals (or feel free to use them however you like!). 

Here’s a pdf that will work for Avery (or off brand) 2 x 4 inch labels, 10 per page:

2 x 4 Inch Labels Control Girl to Jesus Girl 2

(Or save the jpg above to print a single label).

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Contact Shannon

Dear Friends,

Thanks for considering Control Girlalong with our various other companion resources. My hope and desire is that each of us might leave behind the weak-hearted, selfish ways of the Control Girl, and little-by-little, become Jesus Girls instead.

Warmly,

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4 thoughts on “Control Girl

  • January 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    I definitely need to read this book.

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    • January 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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      Hi Linda! Thanks for commenting. I’d love to hear what you think of the book! 🙂

      Warmly,
      Shannon

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  • January 30, 2017 at 9:17 am
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    Loved your devotional on Proverbs 31’s site last week. I can’t wait to pick up a copy of your book – praying it speaks to me & my control issues!

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    • January 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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      Thanks so much, Megan! I hope it speaks to you, as well. I’d love to hear what you think, sometime! And if you’re interested in doing the book with friends, don’t miss the free resources I have for you here:
      http://www.shannonpopkin.com/

      Blessings to you, friend.

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