Welcome, Leaders!

I’m so thankful for your sweet desire to follow Jesus, and take others with you. Your job is so important!

As we study the stories of seven controlling women in the Bible, we’ll be looking for two things:

  1. Warnings and lessons for ourselves.
  2. New insights about God.

Here’s a brief summary that you can share with your women:

God did not design us to carry the burden of trying to control everything. When we try to, we only make everyone miserable—ourselves included. And the only way we’ll ever find the deep security, peace, and hope we’re craving is when we do the opposite of taking control: when we surrender to God, and entrust our Happy Ending to Him.

I’ve pulled together some materials that I hope will be helpful for you. May the Lord bless you, as you lead your group on this path from  Control Girl to Jesus Girl.


Extra Resources:

Coloring Book

Reflections on Surrender is our companion coloring book, filled with truth about control, ourselves, and God–messages that closely correlate with my new book, Control Girl.

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

For more images and information, go here.




Meditation Cards

Each of these 39 cards coordinates with a particular lesson from Control Girl. You can use the cards without the book and vice versa, but they compliment each other beautifully. Please let the women in your group that these cards are available for FREE download here.

Also, I have compiled a “Sampler Pack” of my favorite meditations, taken from various lessons in the book. This set is available for purchase here.

For more information, tips on using the cards, and links to each individual chapter’s cards, go here.



Meditation Charts

While my free, downloadable meditation cards are great for individual use, the Meditation Charts are designed for use during your group time.

Each chart includes that chapter’s meditations, key verses, and prayers compiled into a handy one page document. The chart offers an easy point of reference during your discussion, and makes it easy to say (for example), “Which meditation do you want to focus most on in the coming week?”

You may print and distribute these charts however you like!



“We learned much and have all been filled with the desire to CHANGE and be Jesus Girls. You won’t be disappointed if you choose Control Girl as your next women’s group study.”

Sara Moll, Rock Church, Lincoln, NE

The tools that Shannon provides – coloring book, [meditation] cards, leader’s guide – are effective supplements. Several group members reported this book “transformed” them!

Bethany France, Cornerstone Church, Caledonia, MI

If you are looking for a remarkably challenging and life-changing book for a ladies ministry study, I highly recommend Control Girl. Shannon challenges the reader throughout the book to truly surrender to the One who is in control.

I appreciate the author’s transparency and her willingness to speak to real life experiences that penetrate to the soul. I highly recommend using the meditation cards to carry with you as a daily reminder of God’s truth and promises.

Tammy Wylie, GBC Church, Gettysburg, PA

Ordering Books

For information on group discounts, please contact my publisher, Kregel Publications. Call 800-733-2607 or email customerservice@kregel.com.

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