First Line Friday #115

Posted June 5, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 8 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World

Baker Book House | Amazon | Goodreads

“I’ve heard that your earliest memory says something about what’s important to you.

Y’all, I am currently reading this one love it so far. There’s a lot to think about and process as you read. You’ll be seeing my full review soon!

About the Book:

Do you constantly compare yourself with others? On social media, in your neighborhood, at church, or in the school drop-off lane, do you push yourself to prove that you measure up . . . and then feel ashamed when you don’t? Measuring yourself against others isn’t healthy. And it isn’t God’s plan. In fact, the way of Jesus is completely upside down from this measure-up world. He invites us to follow him and be restored to freedom, confidence, and joy.

Join Shannon Popkin as she shares what she has discovered about her own measure-up fears and get-ahead pride. With her trademark humor and straightforward honesty, she’s created this six-week Bible study to explore the conversations Jesus had and the stories he shared with people who–like us–were comparing themselves.

Leave measure-up comparison behind and connect with those around you by choosing Jesus’s me-free way of living: lifting others up and pouring yourself out!

About the Author:undefined

Shannon Popkin is a wife and mom, a speaker and teacher, and a leader of small group studies. She’s been published by Family Fun, MOMsense, Focus on the Family Magazine, and other outlets. She is a contributing blogger for True and has blogged for several years at

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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8 responses to “First Line Friday #115

  1. Ellie

    This is definitely something I struggle with! I’ll look forward to your review. I hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂

  2. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton:
    I’m currently on chapter 16 so I will share the first line from there.
    “The Joanna’s loss was a blow to Severn’s economy, that of her crew a sorrow, but Captain Kelly’s death struck deepest.”
    I hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time! 🙂❤️📚

  3. My first 2 lines is from Abigail Wilson’s Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey: “I blinked a few times and took a deep breath. Apparently I’d survived.”

  4. MrsDMVH

    That’s a first line that makes me want to read more, this sounds so good!! Have a good weekend!!

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