Bestselling author and co-lead pastor, Sharon Hodde Miller, talks about control—why so many church leaders are control freaks, the link between control and anxiety, the prosperity Gospel, and how controlling leaders create church hurt.
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The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises by Sharon Hodde Miller
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