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The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest

The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest

by Heather Creekmore


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Tired of chasing better?

Why is it so easy to compare yourself to others yet so difficult to stop? In an era of carefully curated social media images, nonstop selfies, and TV shows devoted to perfection, comparison can consume you. Chasing something better quickly becomes a burden, weighing down your soul and preventing you from experiencing the freedom, contentment, and rest that God generously offers.

With wit and honesty, drawing from her own struggles, Heather will encourage you to look in the mirror and see the many ways that you compare yourself with others. But more than that, she will show you the true joy living a comparison-free life. While other books on comparison call readers to embrace their own uniqueness, The Burden of Better reveals that only a deep understanding of God’s grace, and a personal reliance on that grace, can cure the epidemic of comparison flooding your mind. Heather’s humor, personal stories, and empathetic approach offers a gospel-centered guide to kicking your comparison habit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684264704
Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Heather Greekmore writes and speaks hope to thousands of women each week, inspiring them to stop comparing and find their true purpose in Christ, Her book Compared to Who? encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom. Heather and her husband, Eric, live in Austin, Texas, with their four children. Connect with Heather through her Compared to Who? podcast or by visiting her blog at

Table of Contents

Section 1 Realities of the Comparison-Filled Life

Chapter 1 Sweating All Stuff 23

Chapter 2 Wanted-A Better Life 37

Chapter 3 Comparison's Con 51

Chapter 4 Escaping the Trap 69

Chapter 5 The Ideal Me 85

Section 2 The Grace-Filled Life

Chapter 6 Accepted and Approved 105

Chapter 7 Grace Alleviates Our Fears 115

Chapter 8 God Gives Great Makeovers 131

Chapter 9 Life Is Bigger than Me 145

Chapter 10 Don't Miss the Party 159

Section 3 A Life of Gratitude

Chapter 11 Discover Contentment 175

Chapter 12 Discover Joy 191

Conclusion Discover Rest 207

Notes 213

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