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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Welcome to the Comparison Girl Review and Giveaway 

Women compare constantly—on social media, in their neighborhood, at church, even in the school drop-off lane. They glance sideways and ask themselves, "How do I measure up?" All this assessment feels like a natural way of finding a place in the world. But it pulls them into feelings of inferiority or superiority, guiding them into a trap of antagonism by the enemy.

Satan would like women to strive to measure up, constantly adding to a tally sheet that can't ever be balanced. The way of Jesus is completely upside down from that philosophy. Instead, he says the last shall be first--and the greatest are those who empty themselves, lay down their lives, and serve each other.

Through conversations Jesus had and parables he shared, Shannon Popkin has created a seven-week Bible study to address this tendency to compare and judge ourselves and others. Each chapter is divided into lessons, allowing women on a time budget to read a Bible passage, engage in a complete train of thought related to the topic, and then make the content personal--all in one sitting. And the informal teaching tone will make women feel like they're meeting with a trusted friend.

Suited for both individual and group study, Comparison Girl will guide women to leave their measure-up ways behind, connect with those around them, and break free from the shackles of comparison!


This has been a really good book for me. I’m guilty of comparing myself to other women. I can even say I am jealous of other women. We all ask the question “Why can’t I be as pretty as her, or as thin as her or as outgoing as her?” We get so caught up in the “why” we forget that God made each of us in His own image. The enemy loves to divide us and spread ugly gossip about others just so we can feel better about ourselves. Isn’t that what a bully does? Oh Lord do I did help in this area. I feel inadequate and point out faults in other women just so I don’t have to look at my own faults. 

I loved every chapter of this book and how it spoke to me. I could feel a sense of peace come over me as I discovered that I am important and God has given me gifts to reach others. We are a part of a big family and need to start encouraging each other instead of trying to divide ourselves. The book has scriptures and Bible stories that help us understand that we are equal in Gods eyes. This would be an excellent book for a Women’s Bible Study. I loved this scripture the author used, “The person who exalts herself will be humbled, but the person who humbled herself will be exalted. (Luke 18:14).

The book asks some  hard questions and lets us see deep into our heart. What areas in our life do we need to change? Are we lifting each other up with encouragement or tearing them down with jealousy and pride?  “Living by faith is what God rewards. Living by sight-fixated on the here and now-is how we let the rewards skip through our fingers.” God knows what is in our heart. We can’t hide anything from Him. Through this book I have seen areas I need to work on. I can’t do it alone, but I can pray and ask God to change my thoughts. I would encourage every woman to get a copy of this book. Take your time as you read it, look up the scriptures and answer the questions to go deeper with God. He loves us unconditionally and never compares us to each other.

I received a copy of this book from Read With Audra Blog Program. 


Shannon Popkin is a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher who loves pointing others to the truth of God’s Word. She combines her gifts for humor and storytelling with her passion for Jesus. She regularly speaks at Christian women’s events and retreats, encouraging women of all ages to put their hope in God.

Popkin is also a regular contributor for the Revive Our Hearts True Woman and Leader Connection blogs. Her articles have been published by Family FunFocus on the Family MagazineMOMsense and others. She is the author of several books, including Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the BibleInfluence: Building a Platform That Elevates Jesus (Not Me), and Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World.

Popkin and her husband, Ken, have been married for more than twenty years and live in West Michigan. They have three children—one in high school and two in college.

Connect with Shannon Popkin by visiting her Website or following her on Facebook      Instagram or Twitter


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Deana! I shared your review on my IG story yesterday. Appreciate you taking the time to do this!