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The cost of control : why we crave it, the anxiety it gives us, and the real power God promises  Cover Image Book Book

The cost of control : why we crave it, the anxiety it gives us, and the real power God promises / Sharon Hodde Miller.


"Did you know that your daily habits are instilling in you a false sense of control over your life? This leads to anxiety and broken relationships when things appear to go off track. But God has a solution: trade that so-called control for influence"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781540902221
  • ISBN: 1540902226
  • Physical Description: 201 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199).
Formatted Contents Note:
Why we control -- The illusion of control -- How we got here -- How we control -- Knowledge and information -- Power -- Money -- Autonomy -- Theology -- Shame -- What it costs us -- Broken relationships: the toxic impact of controlling other people -- Burnout: the never-ending work of controlling our circumstances -- Body shame: the impossible ideal of controlling our bodies -- Anxiety: the balancing act of controlling our reputations -- Exhaustion: the surprising striving of controlling our identities -- The real power God promises -- The power of agency -- The one thing we can control.
Subject: Control (Psychology) > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Influence (Psychology) > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Genre: Religious materials.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library NF 248.4 MIL (Text) 38256101874240 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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