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Confessions of a Control Freak

Release Date: August 2012
Page Count: 144
Size: 5 1/4 x 8
Binding: Trade
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4620-9
Case Lot Quantity: 80

Confessions of a Control Freak

And Hope for Those Who Know One


There’s nothing wrong with wanting the perfect house, perfect family, perfect finances, perfect life…until the desire for perfection takes over. For every woman who can’t let go of control—and for those who live and work with them—comes Confessions of a Control Freak, by debut author Priscilla Knox Morrison. Through her patient teaching, readers will learn to…

  • let go of the need to be in charge
  • accept their limitations
  • trust God with the future
  • accept help from others
  • value people over reputation

Full of practical advice, humorous personal illustrations, and faith-based research, this book will help women overcome their need to be in charge, trust God to handle changing circumstances, and enjoy the people around them.

Meet the author

A Word from the Author

“If you're wired like me, you're a detail person, you enjoy helping others, and you can't say ‘no’ to a volunteer job.  But how do we know where to set the boundary ‘What's my job, and what isn't?’ When do we go from helping to controlling?  Or, maybe there's someone trying to control you?  Want to understand what's up with them?  Most important, where do any of us turn when it all spins out of control?  I share my story to encourage you that we can change and even come to a place of peace.”
Priscilla Knox Morrison, author of Confessions of a Control Freak

Editorial Reviews

“You will learn from [Priscilla’s] experience and grow from her wise advice.”

“This is a good book for women to learn that only by the Holy Spirit can we move from wanting to be in charge to serving those around us.”

“I found this book extremely timely and helpful.”

“Whether we [are] the control freak or we live with one, Priscilla Knox Morrison reminds us that God is in control. There is freedom in that truth.”

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“The desire to be in control is deeply imbedded in the human nature. The evidence can be seen in tyrant world leaders, crafty politicians, sly business people, and even the church secretary. But for a person to be a true representative of Christ, our human urge to control must be surrendered. Confessions of a Control Freak is a guide to move from needing to control the world around you to joyfully surrendering control to the God of the universe. If you are serious about your testimony for the Lord, make this book a part of your growing experience. Not only will it enhance your testimony, but also your joy and freedom in living for Christ.”
Simon Schrock, president, Choice Books of Northern Virginia

“It is difficult to live with a ‘control freak.’ It is even more difficult to be one. In her honest, poignant, and often humorous confessions, Priscilla Morrison leads the way to true inner peace that offers hope for recovering control freak and a blessing to those who are called to love them.”
Bob Allums, director, A Praying Life Ministries and seeJesus Ministries

Confessions of a Control Freak is a delightful read full of practical advice from a woman who knows her subject well. The personal illustrations are humorous and fun to read, and the faith-based advice Priscilla gives is very practical. This is a great book for every control freak who has come to the realization that control is just an illusion, and who wants to learn how to trust God and enjoy people.”
Beth Moorhead, Counseling Ministries, Wayzata Free Church

“Priscilla Morrison has written a wonderfully honest, insightful, and practical book on the epidemic of trying (with good intent) to obsessively control our lives and the lives of those around us. She confronts the personal, social, and spiritual dynamics of wanting to be the creator rather than the created. Confessions of a Control Freak is a valuable resource for identifying some of our unhealthy compulsions and then living life with greater freedom and delight.”
Robert A. Fryling, author of The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are

“Priscilla Morrison writes honestly about the destructive pattern of control in her relationship to her husband and children. She writes compellingly of how God used His Word, prayer, family and friends to uncover and ultimately bring sanity and healing in her life. It is a truly helpful guide for those who see this same pattern and want guidance on how to change.”
Rose Marie Miller, author of From Fear to Freedom

Confessions of a Control Freak touched my heart and awakened in me a new desire to let go and allow God to do His work in His way. It is often so hard, but Priscilla in her humorous and gentle way prods us to take our hands off the wheel of life and allow the Lord to guide and direct us and others around us. Her writing is clear and precise and is packed with Holy Spirit power that can bring change and hope for a new way forward.”
Kevin G. Dyer, PhD, founder, International Teams

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