Let.It.Go {Giveaway}

Ok y’all, before you dive into Karen Ehman’s new book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith, I have to just say, I’m NOT a control freak. In fact, the little quiz I took at the end of the first chapter told me to, “Wrap this book up and give it to a bossy friend.” Well, I didn’t wrap up Karen’s book and I’m so glad I didn’t!

Even though control doesn’t seem to be one of my issues, I found myself highlighting huge chunks and making my own notes in the margins. I am about to pop out my first kiddo and I have a feeling that if I do have a controlling side of myself…my little one is going to bring it out in me! Karen’s insight on “Running the Show at Home” gave me so much to think about. Keep in mind ways to be a mother who nurtures…not tortures nit picks her kids or her hubby.

So for those of you who don’t think you have controlling fiber in your body, I still recommend this book for it’s insight, honesty, and humor.

I recommend it so much, that if you leave a comment and share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and wherever else you can share, you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book! {In your comment let me know where you’ve shared this post, you get an extra entry for each place you share!}

On that note…who wants to Win a Kindle Fire!! We are giving away two Kindle Fires. One to a random reader who comments on one of the blog tour sites and one to a participant who signs up for the 5-day free resource From Chaos to Calm: The LET. IT. GO. Christmas Challenge. 

LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith

By Karen Ehman

Foreword by Candace Cameron Bure

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals prepared, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—or all out—control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you to:

  • Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
  • Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
  • Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
  • Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances
  • Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing the person of God
NOTE: A 6-week teaching dvd and Bible Study guide is also available for group and individual use.

 What others are saying:

“Especially written for wives and mothers who try to control everyone and everything around them (believe me, I get this!), Let. It. Go.offers solid advice, wise counsel, and a healthy dose of humor. Full of why-to and how-to suggestions, plus helpful tools to measure what needs fixing, Karen Ehman’s book goes right to the heart of the issue: ‘are we trying to be godly or are we trying to be God?’”

Liz Curtis Higgs, author of The Girl’s Still Got It

“If ever there was a book tailor made to hit at the heart of a woman’s struggle with control, this is it. I found myself shaking my head in agreement even though I wouldn’t have classified myself as a control freak.  But boy did I have a lot to learn. Not only does Karen challenge us on this important issue, she equips us to find the peace we crave as we learn to practically “Let It Go.”

Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times Bestselling Author of Made to Crave and Unglued and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

BONUS: A Free Holiday Resource for You! From Chaos to Calm: The LET. IT. GO. Christmas Challenge

And, you might just win a Kindle Fire for participating!

Do you often have Norman Rockwell-like expectations about the holidays—the decorations, the food, the gifts, the activity-laden schedule, the family get-togethers?

There are many areas where women want to exert control ensuring the perfect yuletide season. What if we learned instead to let go of unrealistic expectations and embrace an “out-of-control” Christmas this year: relaxing and relating in a peaceful manner while letting others offer input and ultimately allowing God to call the shots?

This five-day challenge will allow Christmas to go from chaos to calm as you learn to control what you should and trust God with what you can’t. The result? Less stressing and more blessing!

BIO: Karen Ehman is the Director of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker team and the author of six books. Her passion is to provide practical inspiration and biblical encouragement to help women live their priorities and love their lives. She’s been a guest on The 700 Club, Moody Midday Connection and Focus on the Family. She and her college sweetheart Todd are raising their three kids in the boondocks of central Michigan. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com

46 thoughts on “Let.It.Go {Giveaway}

  1. I’ve been hearing about this book a lot lately and have already added it to my wish list!! Apparently I need to Let. It. Go. I am so excited about this giveaway!! I have signed up for the 5 day challenge!!


  2. I really wanted to get this book, for my daughter,who tries to do all things correct,and in the process she gets involved, in so much, especially at church, that her home life is chaotic at Christmas. She prepares large plays (her and her husband) are in charge of childrens programs at the church.
    She strives for all to be in order but sometimes with 35 children ranging in ages from 5–11 order is not always obtained.. She asks for help from some of the parents, but they will not help, I guess they feel she can handle the children and all her demands at this time of the year. She is the mommy to four children and is a subitute teacher at her kids school. I would be so happy if you could choose her to receive the book and the kindle would be wonderful. I had major elbow surgery several weeks ago and who spent two days with me at the hospital, my daughter(Dariel and her hubby) yes on top of all of it she found time for me and even had me stay at her house for three days at a time. I love her so very much for being the great Wife,Mom, and daughter she has turned out to be. God Bless You all in your wrtings and concerns for women!!


  3. I hate to admit it but I’m a major control freak. I’ve gotten better over the years with God’s molding and shaping of my attitude but still have a LONG way to go. I’m just a gal who ” likes it the way I LIKE IT”. I definitely need to read Karen’s book. Heck, my family desperately needs me to read this book! They take the brunt of “it’s my way or the highway” attitude sometimes. Just sayin….


  4. This sounds like a good topic for me. I am a wife, mother, nurse, and DNP student… if being a wife and mother didn’t make me a little controlling, being a nurse certainly did, and tacking school on top of that makes me wish I could make things “just so” so I could get everything done. I confess, I rarely feel at peace, so this is something I need to read.


  5. My family has always told me I’m a control freak. For years I’ve denied it. However, I’m beginning to believe they are right. :/ Can an old dog learn new tricks? We’ll see. 🙂


  6. I bought the book thru the Kindle app on my iPad. I also just got a paper copy with the rewards program at my Bank. It should be arriving in today’s mail! Can’t wait to read it!


  7. Hello friend! I don’t want to be in the drawings (I’m getting Karen’s book and I use my iPad for e-books), but I did want to say that you make me smile. Thank you for your leadership and all the amazing wisdom you share. xoxo


  8. Thank you Karen for this opportunity to not only read and apply this book to my own life but to be able to get it into the hands of the women I minister to in our church and community!


  9. I so need help with this..especially with my kids….I signed up for the 5-day free resource From Chaos to Calm: The LET. IT. GO. Christmas Challenge.


  10. This sounds like a great book, and a perfect one to help kick off a new year with a better plan…lettin’ it all go, and trusting God, as He’s the one in control already, anyway!!!


  11. I’d love a copy of this book! I definitely have a problem with controlling behavior. Just ask my hubby! It also sounds like it would be a good book for my Bible study group.


  12. I had a college roomie that used to leave me notes all the time. She signed them, “Let Go and Let God”. It’s a mantra I mumble rather often! Looking forward to reading the book. Shared on FB and Twitter too!!


  13. Lol, my family would say that I DEFINITELY need this book! I’ll be buying it anyway and look forward to the study in January.
    Thanks for sharing Mama Heather and God bless you and yours! I love your posts, they’re a blessing.


  14. Sounds like a great book! The giveaway is an awesome idea. I had a kindle 1st generation and it malfunctioned on me a few weeks ago. 😦 I would really like to read this book.! God Bless 🙂


  15. OMG, as soon as I read the title I knew this was a book I need to read (and re-read and re-read). I definitely will want a printed book (rather than e-book) because I will need to highlight lots of things and mark many pages to go back to. I posted this to my Pinterest board “Books to Read”. …Teresa Zellner


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