Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Comparison Girl by Shannon Popkin

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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!


Have you ever been made fun of, judged, and talked about because you didn't measure up to someone else especially their achievements in life? Like the awards they get, how a lot of people follow a certain person in high school around making fun of others because of their station in life. I've had this happen to me and it's no fun. Being compared to others does hurt.
I think this book speaks to many of us men, women and children alike.
After reading this it made me remember many times in my childhood because of comparisons.
I enjoyed this book and it has reminded me that we are each different just as God has intended for us. It wasn't meant for us to compare or be compared to each other. That's Satan at work.
Jesus teaches us to love one another and to help one another out.
I can see Him up there just shaking His head at what's going on down here today. I'm sad too.
In my opinion this is a great six week Bible study that can be used as study guides for Wednesday nights or you can read straight through it like I did. I had to laugh at some of her paragraphs though. She tickled me pink so to speak.
I really like the Bible references that she has added in along with her stories.
This is a wonderful thing to have
I'll be looking for more by her.
My thanks to Read with Audra for a complimentary copy of this book.
I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. 

                                                                 Advance Praise

“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
“Shannon Popkin has done it again! She has masterfully written another must-read to speak to the struggles of our soul. Like a dear friend she comes, sits with us, and soothes us with the truth of how purposefully we were created, how intentionally we have been gifted, and how infinitely we are loved. Inviting us to look up, listen to the tender truths of God, and learn to silence the lies of the enemy against us, Shannon shows us how to finally live freely in a culture of continual comparison. For every woman who has an area of her life where she wonders if she is truly enough—here is your answer.”
~ Erica Wiggenhorn, author of Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew

                                                   Click here to read an excerpt!


Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, a speaker and teacher, and a leader of small group studies. She's been published by Family Fun, MOMsense, Focus on the Family Magazine, and other outlets. She is a contributing blogger for True and has blogged for several years at


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