Books

LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, 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 learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Join Karen Ehman, a recovering control freak, as she enables you to:

  • Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
  • Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
  • Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
  • 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

A companion video-based study for small groups with a Bible study guide is also available.


LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith DVD

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, 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 six-week DVD study will help you learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Join Karen Ehman, a recovering control freak, for these helpful sessions:

  1. God Called and He’d Like His Job Back
  2. Combatting the “Me First!” Mentality
  3. Pursuing the Appearance of Perfection
  4. Practicing the Art of Soul Control
  5. When Comparisons Lead to Over-Control
  6. Fixing Your Eyes on the Attitude indicator

* Each group member will also need a participant’s guide and a copy of the book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.

To view a sample of Karen’s teaching in the DVD curriculum of LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith, click here.


LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith Participant’s Guide for DVD

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, 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 six-week DVD study will help you learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Join Karen Ehman, a recovering control freak, for these helpful sessions:

  1. God Called and He’d Like His Job Back
  2. Combatting the “Me First!” Mentality
  3. Pursuing the Appearance of Perfection
  4. Practicing the Art of Soul Control
  5. When Comparisons Lead to Over-Control
  6. Fixing Your Eyes on the Attitude indicator

* Each group member will also need a participant’s guide and a copy of the book LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith


The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized

The key to good organization is not a one-size-fits-all method. It is a unique plan that considers personality type, lifestyle, income level, and family schedule. Karen believes that with her simple step by step process moms can recognize their own personal style of managing their households successfully and develop a unique plan that gives them the freedom to:

  • manage their time wisely
  • de-clutter and organize their homes
  • plan menus, shop more efficiently, and become more comfortable and creative in the kitchen
  • get children involved in pursuing an ordered life and home
  • avoid the trap of overcommitment
  • use practical tools to assist in organization

Getting and staying organized means more time for the important things in family life — concentrating on cultivating a close, personal relationship with the Creator, drawing His word into every aspect of living, and ultimately tying their children’s heartstrings to God.


A Life That Says Welcome

When it comes to hospitality it doesn’t matter what size your house is, how it’s decorated, whether or not it’s spotless, or what you cook or don’t cook. The secret to making guests feel comfortable is more about the condition of your heart than the condition of your home.

A Life That Says Welcome helps you make others feel refreshed, rather than impressed, in your presence. It’s packed with inspiring tips on how to:

  • decorate well on a budget
  • make the most of your space (no matter how small)
  • be prepared for unexpected company
  • create delicious, simple dishes your guests will enjoy

You’ll be encouraged to not only open your home but to open your life as an avenue for God’s love everywhere you go.


Homespun Memories for the Heart

Beyond birthday parties, anniversaries, holidays, and holy days, there is the every day. And while the loss of the first tooth or the first day of school may seem like normal, ordinary occurrences, these authors show that even “just because” events are enough reason to celebrate the One who gives us life each day.

There is spirituality behind all celebration. In Homespun Memories for the Heart, with more than 200 inventive ideas plus Christian inspiration, brief reflections, and biblical examples of everyday celebrations, Karen and her co-authors give concrete, practical, and tangible ways to bring that spirituality into everyday. Readers will be encouraged to create their own family traditions and bring faith to life by making home a place where Christ, family, and friendships can be celebrated openly and often-because life doesn’t have to be ordinary.


Karen is also a contributor to these books:

The Mommy Diariesis a collection of encouraging, heartwarming and funny true stories from moms just like you. These honest and open reflections on mothering will help you rediscover yourself amidst the demands of motherhood. The stories cover all the issues that are close to your heart as a mother, including:

  • reclaiming your identity as a woman
  • remembering your own personal growth
  • cultivating meaningful adult relationships
  • asking for help when you need it
  • gaining perspective on the everyday demands of motherhood
  • keeping hope alive

The Mommy Diaries is your chance to catch a fresh glimpse of who you are and how you can grow in the midst of the mothering process. You may be too busy on the adventure to write in your own diary, but you’ll see yourself in these stories and be encouraged on your own daily adventure!


Drawing on the wisdom of experienced writers, agents and editors, For the Write Reasonoffers writers of all levels a valuable source of encouragement and wisdom. By combining personal stories with an in-depth Bible study, you can delve into God’s calling to write in your own life. The book features well-known contributors, including: Karen Ehman, Lysa TerKeurst, Elise Arndt, Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Carol Kent, Thelma Wells and many more! Through this book you will discover:

  • How other writers got their start
  • What inspires them to write
  • How to deal with rejection
  • How to manage family and writing
  • Tips on getting published
  • Informative appendices for writers and speakers
  • And much, much more!

Has God called you to be a Christian speaker? Are you interested in learning more from professional speakers who are willing to share their wisdom and experience? Whether you are a beginning or experienced speaker, The Reason We Speak is just what you are looking for! Filled with valuable information and exciting ideas, this book will help you discover God’s plan for your ministry. As you read the advice from the contributors and work through the included Bible study, you will discover the blessings of following God’s call on your life, and find the courage to go wherever He directs.