“If you struggle with measuring up, if you’re worried about what people think, if you dread someone seeing you in a less-than-ideal situation, then you’re human. We all struggle with comparing ourselves to others in some way. That means we all need Shannon’s honest and wise words on the pages of this book. I know I did, and I’m betting you do too!”
~ Jill Savage, author of No More Perfect Moms, No More Perfect Kids, and No More Perfect Marriages
If you read my review of Control Girl, and you could relate, this is another great devotion book for you!! Comparison Girl takes a deep dive into the side of us that is constantly comparing.
With both of these books I was pleasantly surprised at how in-depth Shannon Popkin goes into digging up the root of what causes these issues in our lives. She really relies heavily on scripture to help us grow in specific areas and to help us see how these unhealthy ideas really hurt us.
The book is set up for a group study or even as a small group of friends. There are 6 main chapters with 4 sections in each chapter. It would work really well as a 6 week study! Talking about the points and ideas in the book would really help facilitate a greater amount of growth.
Shannon writes in a way that helps us realize our issues without feeling like she is judging us. I appreciate that, sometimes an author can sound like they have conquered the issue they are writing about in a way that feels judgmental, but Shannon does not come across that way, instead I feel like I am listening to a trusted friend help me work through things.
Comparison Girl is a great devotion book, and one that would really facilitate a healthier self image and a heart for others.
Note : I received a copy of Comparison Girl in exchange for an honest review.
More about Comparison Girl:
Women compare constantly—on social media, in their neighborhood, at church, even in the school drop-off lane. They glance sideways and ask themselves, “How do I measure up?” All this assessment feels like a natural way of finding a place in the world. But it pulls them into feelings of inferiority or superiority, guiding them into a trap of antagonism by the enemy.
Satan would like women to strive to measure up, constantly adding to a tally sheet that can’t ever be balanced. The way of Jesus is completely upside down from that philosophy. Instead, he says the last shall be first–and the greatest are those who empty themselves, lay down their lives, and serve each other.
Through conversations Jesus had and parables he shared, Shannon Popkin has created a seven-week Bible study to address this tendency to compare and judge ourselves and others. Each chapter is divided into lessons, allowing women on a time budget to read a Bible passage, engage in a complete train of thought related to the topic, and then make the content personal–all in one sitting. And the informal teaching tone will make women feel like they’re meeting with a trusted friend.
Suited for both individual and group study, Comparison Girl will guide women to leave their measure-up ways behind, connect with those around them, and break free from the shackles of comparison!
About Shannon Popkin:
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 Fun, Focus on the Family Magazine, MOMsense and others. She is the author of several books, including Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible, Influence: 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.com, following her on Facebook (shanpopkin), Instagram (shannonpopkin), or Twitter (@ShannonPopkin).