March 13, 2017

Control Girl

Tension, anger, fear, anxiety—it all begins with a heart that craves control.
Little fights with your husband and kids. Unhappiness when things don’t match your version of perfect. When your perspective of how life should go replaces God’s, you doom your quest for security, peace, and joy before it even starts.
Thankfully, there is a better way.
Join Shannon as she shares what she has discovered about her own control struggles and
about God from studying seven Control Girls in the Bible. Whether it was Eve’s desire to know instead of trust, Sarah’s inability to wait for God to move, or Rebekah’s controlling hand on her family’s future, each of these women’s stories contain warnings and lessons for us today.
Learn how you too can lay down this burden of trying to control everything and find rest in surrendering to the One who truly is in control.

We all have issues with control in some area of our life or another.  This book helps you realize that, and also helps show how we can let go of our obsession to control things.  We must learn to surrender our need to control things to God and let Him have his way.
Read more about the book here.
Home to Paradise 
"Home to Paradise"
Barbara Cameron

Rose Anna Zook, the youngest of the three Zook sisters, has watched as her two older sisters convinced two of the three Stoltzfus brothers to marry them. So that's what's on her mind for John. the youngest Stoltzfus brother, but he is having too much fun living in the English world driving a truck and doesn't want to return to the Amish community.  He especially doesn't want to marry. Also, he doesn't get along with his dad, so Rose Anna doesn't think he will ever return to the community. She is determined, however, and starts trying to manipulate things to reach the outcome she desires. But circumstances never really turn out s we wish, or do they?

I enjoyed this book very much. The author reviewed the background with us, which was beneficial if we had not read the previous books, or had not read them in a long time.

This story shows us how powerful love can be.

It also has an Amish to English glossary & Amish recipes.

Read more about the book here.