The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises
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The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises

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We all wish we had more control and the peace and security it implies. Technology, science, and medicine promise us this kind of mastery over our world, but it's an illusion. In this culturally insightful and eye-opening book, Miller helps you discover the real power God has given us to exercise influence over ourselves and our lives.

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Title: The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises
By: Sharon Hodde Miller
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2022
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 0801094933
ISBN-13: 9780801094934
Stock No: WW094934

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We all wish we had more control. When our relationships are strained, when our bodies refuse to cooperate, when the future is uncertain, control promises security and peace. If only I were in charge, we dream. And this illusion seems more attainable than ever. Technology, science, medicine, and the internet all promise us ever-increasing mastery over our world.

The problem is, control is a "devil's deal." The more we seek it, the more it betrays us. In place of predictability, it gives us anxiety. In place of certainty, it creates more complexity. And in place of unity, it divides. It's not just that we cannot control things; it's that we break them even more when we try.

Thankfully the answer to our craving is not simply to "let go and let God." When our kids aren't listening, when our loved ones are self-destructing, or when our health is declining, we don't have to scramble after control, nor do we have to throw up our hands. Instead, God has given us a better tool.

In this culturally insightful and eye-opening book, Sharon Hodde Miller helps us discover the real power God has given us in Christ, to exercise influence over ourselves and our lives.

Author Bio

Sharon Hodde Miller, PhD, is teaching pastor at Bright City Church in Durham, North Carolina, which she cofounded with her husband, Ike. The author of Free of Me and Nice, Miller has blogged at SheWorships.com for over ten years, has been a regular contributor to Propel, Her.meneutics, and She Reads Truth, and has written for Relevant, Christianity Today, (in)courage, and many other publications and blogs. She lives with Ike and their three children in Durham, North Carolina.

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