"For too long I have lived life on comfort mode, making choices for life engagement based on safety, ease, and convenience. It has left me very little wiggle room, just a small parcel of real estate upon which to live, move, and have my being. It's not quite the abundant life Jesus was offering."
Whether we're aware of it or not, our minds, bodies, and souls often seek out what's comfortable. Erin Straza has gone on a journey of self-discovery, awakening to her own inherent drive for a comfort that cannot truly fulfill or satisfy. She depicts her struggles with vulnerability and honesty, and shares stories of other women who are on this same path. Straza also provides practical insights and exercises to help you find freedom from the lure of the comfortable.
This detox program will allow you to recognize pseudo versions of comfort and replace them with a conviction to embrace God's true comfort. Discover the secret to countering the comfort addiction and become available as God's agent of comfort to serve a world that longs for his justice and mercy.
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About the Author
Erin Straza is a contemplative writer, heartfelt speaker, and redeemed dreamer. She is managing editor of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine and host of the Persuasion podcast. As a freelance communications consultant, Erin helps organizations tell their stories in authentic and compelling ways. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Mike.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why a Detox?
1. A Severe MercyPart 1: Comfort Gone Rogue
4. AbsorbedPart 2: Comfort Redeemed
5. The Comforter
6. The ComfortedPart 3: Comfort Set Loose
Parting Words: A New Kind of Normal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It has been a long time since I read something as relevant, powerful, and impactful as Comfort Detox. From "The Question" to "The Shredding," Erin Straza takes a holistic approach to the human experience that appeals to all walks of life. The first part of the book is a heart-wrencher, and I wound myself weeping as I realized how my own "comfort addiction" has sapped my spirit. Timely, eloquent, and powerful, the author encourages you to embark with Jesus on a spiritual journey--both through yourself and the world around you. Straza uses pertinent scripture all throughout the book, weaving in seamless commentary with Biblical-based truth. It is truly a joy to read Good News like this, but she goes beyond surface platitudes to the issue of the heart--acedia, or the dulling of our spiritual selves. I was both comforted and compelled by her insights; they made me look back and search my heart to WHO I believe Jesus is and WHAT it means to be a Disciple. Today's society is all about feeling good and achieving the accolades to do so. Straza gently reminds us of the Spirit's role as eternal comforter and what it means to be a vessel of that comfort to others. The vulnerabilities of this book truly make it fantastic. It is refreshing to find an author so eager to share the lessons of her own life, reverting to the amazing truth that Jesus shared His entire life with us. The heart of this book is honest. Old, young, broken, and outwardly "together"--it speaks to anyone who is or has ever been a human being. With colorful, real-life anecdotes and Biblical illustration, Straza shares a message pertinent Have you ever wondered what role grief plays in your life? What it means to "feel good again" and why that is so elusive in our rich and extravagant society? What it means to be at peace, even in the most tumultuous circumstances? Comfort Detox comes with my highest recommendation. With everything in our society making false promises to fix and fulfill us, this book was meant for such a time as this.