A “Birth Announcement” for my Book!

It’s here! It got to hold my book in my hands for the first time this week!

It feels like an eternity ago, when I first announced my book’s “due date” to you, as I compared writing a book to having a baby. And now, as I held my brand new book, I felt a bit like a new mom, counting all of the fingers and toes! I checked the back cover… I looked at the spine… I took a ridiculous number of pictures and shared them on Instagram…. I held my book lovingly and felt its weight in my hands…

What a labor of love this book has been, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Here’s a facebook video of me, sharing a little about the book:


I’d love for you to consider Control Girl, either for yourself or your group. We have lots of free resources, including a FREE Discussion Guide, for you at ControlGirl.com. (Use the dropdown box under “Control Girl”.)

If you’d like to help me spread the word about the book, here are some things you could do:

  • Share the video or this link with a friend!
  • Share this post, or a link to the book on social media or via email! You could say, “I’m interested in this book and thought you might be, too.”
  • Pass information about the book to your women’s ministry director. Please let her know I’d be happy to answer questions, or help in any way I can!
  • Invite me to speak at your church or your group. I’d love to share the message of Control Girl with your group!
  • Pray! God is ultimately in control of how far and wide this book goes, and He loves it when we pray for Him to move!

My ultimate hope, as I write and speak on the topic of control, is for women to be taken with Jesus. I long for us to be enticed with the sweetness of surrender (rather than bound by the futility and frustration of trying to control everything)! My passion is for us to go from Control Girls to Jesus Girls.

God is in control! That means we don’t have to be. Isn’t that good news???

10 thoughts on “A “Birth Announcement” for my Book!

  • January 9, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Way to go Shannon! Started reading it and LOVING it…lots to relate to and SO interesting on these amazing women in the Bible. Thank you for writing this!! -Arlene DeYoung

    • January 9, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Thanks so much, Arlene!! That means a lot to me. Thanks for reading!

  • January 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations, Shannon!

    • January 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks, Miriam!

  • January 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    So tickled for you Shannon! It’s on the way here!

    • January 9, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much Traci! Are you going to do a study with Mary? 🙂

      • January 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm

        Might be a good idea for summer break!

        • January 28, 2017 at 8:51 pm

          I would love that, Traci!!

  • January 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Oh how this sounds like something I’m going to need. Thankful I found you from Leslie’s place. Excited for you and how the Lord will work through your words. Blessings!

    • January 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks so much for your interest, Alene! And thanks to Leslie for sending you my way. 🙂 I appreciate your enthusiasm for the book!! 🙂

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