Thursday, May 21, 2020

Comparison Girl

“In a sideways-glancing, elbow-jamming, status-grasping culture, Comparison Girl supplies an upside-down approach to an age-old problem."--KATIE M. REID, author of Made Like Martha

Do you constantly compare yourself with others? On social media, in your neighborhood, at church, or in the school drop-off lane, do you push yourself to prove that you measure up . . . and then feel ashamed when you don’t? Measuring yourself against others isn’t healthy. And it isn’t God’s plan. In fact, the way of Jesus is completely upside down from this measure-up world. He invites us to follow him and be restored to freedom, confidence, and joy.

Join Shannon Popkin as she shares what she has discovered about her own measure-up fears and get-ahead pride. With her trademark humor and straightforward honesty, she’s created this six-week Bible study to explore the conversations Jesus had and the stories he shared with people who--like us--were comparing themselves.

Leave measure-up comparison behind and connect with those around you by choosing Jesus’s me-free way of living: lifting others up and pouring yourself out!

My thoughts: My women's study group actually did Shannon's previous book Control Girl together (which I highly recommend!). Comparison Girl was every bit as excellent! I loved how Shannon shows us some of the women from the Bible in a way that we may not of thought of them, and how relatable those women are to us today. I wouldn't of said that I was a comparison girl (or, a control girl either, for that matter) before reading this book, but so many of the thoughts hit home. 
I cannot say enough how excellent this book is! Go through it on your own, or better yet, start a group study with it (if you are still under quarantine, meet through video chats! We did, and while it isn't quite as good as the real thing, it works!). You won't regret it!
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
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About the Author:
Shannon Popkin is a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher who loves pointing others to the truth of God’s Word. She combines her gifts for humor and storytelling with her passion for Jesus. She regularly speaks at Christian women’s events and retreats, encouraging women of all ages to put their hope in God.
Popkin is also a regular contributor for the Revive Our Hearts True Woman and Leader Connection blogs. Her articles have been published by Family FunFocus on the Family MagazineMOMsense and others. She is the author of several books, including Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the BibleInfluence: Building a Platform That Elevates Jesus (Not Me), and Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World.
Popkin and her husband, Ken, have been married for more than twenty years and live in West Michigan. They have three children—one in high school and two in college.
Connect with Shannon Popkin by visiting www.shannonpopkin.comfollowing her on Facebook (shanpopkin)Instagram (shannonpopkin), or Twitter (@ShannonPopkin).
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your kind review! I'm so glad your group enjoyed Control Girl, and I really appreciate you encouraging readers (and groups) toward Comparison Girl!