LET. IT. GO. Chapter 1 & DVD Session 1 FREE!!!

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Don’t ya just love getting something free? Well, today. I’ve got two freebies for you!

My new book, LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith  is on how NOT to be controlling and trust God instead. Here is the official blurb:

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

My awesome friend and ministry partner Melissa Taylor is leading an online Bible study of this book that begins February 3rd. Already over 7,000 women have signed up to join her.

It will include studying the book together, exploring the topics further in scripture, and watching some of the video teaching I recorded for the companion dvd series.

And, she’ll be offering an optional conference call series featuring Jill SavageSharon GlasgowCandace Cameron Bure and me! For details, visit Melissa’s sign up page by clicking here.

Now, this group of women wanting to study together caused the book to get sold out. The publisher had to order another printing (the fourth printing since it released in November. Thank you Jesus!)

So not as to frustrate the gals whose books will arrive in the nick of time, I am able to let them have chapter one free as a pdf so they can start reading.

So, I asked my publisher if I could let my blog friends also have it free. THEY SAID YES!! (they are nice like that).

So, here is not only the first chapter free but the first video session too (it is only about 15 minutes long).

If you like it, I hope you’ll buy the book, or maybe get a group together to study the 6 week dvd series (the sessions include a 20 minute or less video and discussion material that make class an hour to an hour and a half long and there is just about 20 minutes of optional “homework” to do on five days between lessons).

Or it would be way cool if you would join us for the online study. For details, visit Melissa’s sign up page by clicking here.

Together we can learn to LET. IT. GO. There exists a miniscule line between being conscientious and being controlling. A marker so fine, we women often cross it without even noticing that it’s stretched out right there in front of us, waiting to trip us up. What we must do is determine the difference between being conscientious (our part) and being in control (God’s job).

Want to join me? (I’m still learning too!)

Here is the pdf of chapter one, LET.IT.GO.Free.Chapter



  1. This is my first online Bible study. I enjoyed the video this morning. It led me to other videos that were also a blessing!

  2. I started reading Let.It.Go while waiting for my husband at the Dr’s office. I am SHOCKED by the score I got on the control quiz. Who knew?? GOD I’m sure. I am so excited that the online study is almost here!!
    God Bless you!!

  3. Thanks Karen. Can’t wait to delve into this study. Just spent a couple of days cancelling plans and being completely focused on getting my house organized thinking that would make me feel calmer and be a better person. I realize it was just my way of trying to control my life instead of listening to God…now that it is time to get back to life I realize that I would feel much better about the time If I had spent it following God instead of my own needs to be in control of my surroundings.

  4. Oh i read the first chapter and watched the video and this sounds like a totally awesome study please pray that i will be able to join it. Totally awesome!!

  5. Hi Karen, I really like what I’ve read so far in your book!
    I left the following request on your fb page but thought you might see it here first.
    *I’m teaching a 5 session Bible study at a women’s retreat this spring. I’m writing a Bible study called, “The Personal Power of Choice” in which I address the following: courage, contentment, comparison, control and connection. Would you allow me to use your “Finding Your Control Quotient” quiz when I teach my session on control? I would give you full credit, of course, and also include a link in my study guide to your website/book ordering page.
    Thanks for considering my request.
    Melanie Dorsey

  6. It’s hard to explain how good this video is and how it spoke to me. I never think of myself as a control freak because I’ve never had any control in my life. Yet, I realized something, I am always frustrated, because I’m always trying to gain control – in every area of my life. That is a rather shocking revelation! I do need this study.

  7. Thank you!! So excited to start this series and learn to let God take the control!!! THANK YOU is just not enough!

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