Let. It. Go.: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith

Let It Go How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith Many women are wired to control You re the ones who make sure the house is clean the meals are prepared the beds are made the children are dressed and everyone gets to work school and other acti

  • Title: Let. It. Go.: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith
  • Author: Karen Ehman
  • ISBN: 9780310333920
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many women are wired to control You re the ones who make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to work, school, and other activities on time.But trying to control everything can be exhausting, and it can also cause friction with your friends and family.This humorous, yet thought provoking book guideMany women are wired to control You re the ones who make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to work, school, and other activities on time.But trying to control everything can be exhausting, and it can also cause friction with your friends and family.This humorous, yet thought provoking book guides you as you discover for yourself the freedom and reward of living a life out of control, in which you allow God to be seated in the rightful place in your life Armed with relevant biblical and current examples both to emulate and to avoid , doable ideas, new thought patterns, and practical tools to implement, Let It Go will gently lead you out of the land of over control and into a place of quiet trust.A companion video based study for small groups is also available.

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    1. Jill

      I enjoyed the stories from the Old Testament that reminded me of women who had to walk in faith. The rest of the book seemed like anecdotes about how women need to let it go. I understand the whole concept of letting things go, but would have liked some more tangible ideas on ways to learn to step out in faith a bit more. Plus, in my kindle version of the book--I think there were a few typos?!? Could that be? Maybe that was part of the lessonI couldn't get past them, maybe I need to just let tha [...]

    2. Laurie

      Not radically new in principles, but does offer some helpful perspective. We fret and worry and waste unnecessary time trying to remedy situations in which we have no business and where our perfectly powdered noses don’t belong.What we must do is determine the difference between being conscientious (our part) and being in control (God’s job).We intellectually believe he does what is best for the world in general, but practically we behave as if in our individual situations, we still know wha [...]

    3. Naomi

      Aspects of Let. It. Go. were good reminders to trust God, but I honestly struggled reading this book. Ehman tried way too hard to be cute and funny in a modern "Hey, Girl" way that did not work for me. I don't know if it was the topic or her tone, but I found myself rushing through the book so I could finish it. Usually I love my bookclub choices, but this missed the mark.

    4. Bethany F.

      Wonderful book that applies to all women all the time and I should probably read regularly, but the style and humor were veryying. Learned a lot and was definitely challenged though!

    5. Marcia

      I loved this book.And yes, letting go is a problem for me :)The most useful thing I learned was the difference between tools, toys and tangents, and knowing when to use each of them.I love the fact that she addresses letting go in all areas of life - home, husbands, kids, etc."There are many ways to get to four" and the fact that you have shoes lying around, means you have children who can walk, and so on.Very freeing but I still say to have your spaces that are neat to keep your sanity!

    6. Brigitt

      Great bookThis book highlights a lot of areas of life. Opens a whole new world. Definitely a keeper in our house.

    7. Shelly Troup

      By far this is one of the best books I have read! Karen Ehman shows you the ropes with lots of humor, how to stop being a control freak! She makes it easy to understand, and give great encouragement along the way. By the time you get to the end of the book you are 100% sure you can do this!

    8. Stacy

      This took me longer to get through than I originally thought, but that's because I got sidetracked binge watching Grey's Anatomy! LolThis book is pretty awesome. Some of the stuff I could really relate to, and then other things were very astutely aligned with other women in my life. There are many thought provoking ideas here, and overall, I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to let go of the things in life you cannot control (which is probably more than you think it is or realize.)It ge [...]

    9. Kelly

      This book was just what I needed! I happened upon this book by browsing, no recommendation was given or anything like that, but it was meant to be. Ehman has a beautiful way of writing, humble and down to earth, that really resonated with me as a busy wife and mother. For a Christian writer, too, it was very kind, gentle, and nowhere near as "preachy" as many I have read. Her focus is on her opinions and experiences, and she calls them just that. As part of a 12 step program, I found so many int [...]

    10. Joseph

      This book is geared towards mothers and home makers, especially of the micro-managing and image conscious variety. It sometimes focuses too much on the minutia and gripes more powerfully than it displays and reveals where God is in the details. While the book is preachy, it sometimes places the Christian context of the challenges of motherhood and marriage as more afterthought than focus. It also rotates between clever and snarky/trite to varying effect; at times the tips and strategies are usef [...]

    11. Lindsey

      I really wanted to love this book. I did enjoy parts of it, and Ehman offers some insight on how to "let go" but ultimately, it seems like she is more concerned about trying to be funny and giving shout outs to her many friends (e.g. "my friend, so and so," etc.). Letting go is important because it forces us to trust God in all circumstances, but I wish Ehman would have focused more on that than trying to be light-hearted and cute. I needed more meat.

    12. Janet

      I found that this book did not give enough specific, actionable advice. The advice was more general. I also had not realized that the book was heavily focused on women who are wives and mothers, so I could not relate to many of her examples. There were a few parts that I found hard to align with my personal thinking (such as a woman's role is to follow, and a man's is to lead).

    13. Ashley Schantell

      I was trying to listen to this book, but between the author reading the book and the chapter on submission to husbands I just couldn't. She spent a lot of time trying to be funny, and it just felt like there was no real content. Who knows, maybe the rest of the book is solid but I couldn't handle it any more after about 1/3 of the book. DNF.

    14. Allison

      A great and inspiring read!I felt as though a girlfriend and I were sitting down for coffee and some good advice. I loved Karen's tone, her points were all so good and well-supported by scripture. A must read for any woman who wants to let go and let God lead her life.

    15. Mary

      Great bookLoved it I will be revisiting this book often. It's a highly convicting and inspiring book!! I highly recommend it!!

    16. Lori

      I don't think I've ever read anything by Karen Ehman I did not like! Love her honesty and sense of humor!

    17. Penny

      very well written - wish I had read it 30 years ago! Might have saved me a lot of pain and suffering. A helpful read for every mother especially.

    18. Kari

      Some good points, but more aimed toward women with families of their own, not women in general. I listened to this book and wasn't a big fan of the recording. It sounded like it was recorded in a small, echoing room.

    19. Katie

      A lesson in letting goThis book is definitely for the super control freaks out there. I found a few chapters helpful for dealing with my type A perfectionist tendencies and parenting issues. I will try harder to let go of certain aspects of life and let God take "full" control.

    20. Casey

      If I could give this book 0 stars I would. This is superficial Christianity. It reads like a "how-to" label. It does not speak "real life experiences" to me at all. For those who have NOT experienced deep, profound, life changing pain - this book is for you.

    21. Crystal Scott

      Let. It. Go and Let God!!Let me begin by giving you a brief description of the new book, Let. It. Go. By Karen Ehman. “Many women are wired to control. You're the ones who make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to work, school, and other activities on time. But trying to control everything can be exhausting, and it can also cause friction with your friends and family. This humorous, yet thought-provoking book guides [...]

    22. Dana Rongione

      I came across this book while searching for a book by another author, but as soon as I read the title, I knew it was a book I needed to read. I, like so many other women I know, struggle with letting go. With so much to do and so many responsibilities resting squarely on our shoulders, we women often act as if the entire world would crumble if we were to give up a single ounce of control. Besides, we're not doing such a bad job with this balancing act we call life. . . or are we? When we're stre [...]

    23. Ginny B

      I have to admit, before I started reading this book I really thought, "I don't have an issue with control". For those of you who know meop laughing! Yes, I am one of those who is "wired to control" and I honestly don't even realize when I am doing it most of the time. I bet you don't either.In the book Karen identifies four disguised control types in addition to the loud, boisterous, and dominating type. They are: the soft-spoken saint who says yes to every request whether it inconveniences her [...]

    24. Rebecca Jo

      When I saw there was an online Bible Study with Proverbs 31 Ministries, I decided to give it try. I've never done one of these online Bible Studies & interested to see how it would go.I actually didnt even know much about the book. Being a Wunner (Combo runner/walker) for years, maybe I just saw the words "running" & "walking" in the title & thought, it'll work for me. I didnt realize the top would about control & our little control-freak attitude that we carry as women.Once I go [...]

    25. Heidi Strybos

      I used this for devotions over last few months. I liked her style of writing and use of Scripture. Can I let stuff go now? Tbd

    26. Becky B

      Ehman explores the dangers and tendencies of women to over-exert control in their lives and the lives of those around them. She then talks about some ways to combat those tendencies, with Scripture to back her up. Along the way, the reader realizes that Ehman wrote this book as much for herself (a confessed control freak) as for others. With that in mind, the prime target audience of the book are other women like Ehman, married women with children and a full-blown type A personality. Therefore s [...]

    27. Stephanie

      The perfect book for a perfectionist, Type-A control freak who moved to Africa and some days just wants to push the "reset" button and head back to the U.S. There were some very important lessons here about relinquishing control, embracing the "whatever" (less-than-perfect) and finding contentment in all circumstances.Some things that spoke to me:* We are only in charge of obedience. God is in charge of results* Paul says that he has learned the secret of contentmentlearning implies that this is [...]

    28. Karen

      I went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars for this book. I think there were some parts of this book that I "didn't like" because they were unpleasant for me to read. (There were also a few parts that I didn't like because I didn't like the writing or story telling style. And I also read this book in conjunction with a bible study group at church, where we watched the author on a video. I think doing both at the same time made the reading seem repetitive and a little boring.) I realized that I [...]

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