Counterfeit Comforts: Freedom from the Imposters That Keep You from True Peace, Purpose, and Passion  -     By: Robia Scott
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Counterfeit Comforts: Freedom from the Imposters That Keep You from True Peace, Purpose, and Passion

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When the pressures of life become overwhelming, our first instinct is to seek out comfort. But whether we find refuge in food, TV, shopping, or more destructive behaviors like drinking, we've missed the peace that comes from our ultimate Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Learn to enter his presence---and find authentic, lasting relief. 208 pages, softcover from Chosen.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Chosen Books
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0800798120
ISBN-13: 9780800798123

Publisher's Description

How do we overcome what we are being overcome by--whether depression, anxiety, overeating, a negative view of ourselves or any other stronghold--in order to experience the freedom that is available to us in Christ?

When the pressures of life become overwhelming, we often find ourselves turning to food, shopping, alcohol, television or whatever our "counterfeit" might be in search of the relief, release and peace we are longing for. These choices are not necessarily bad, but the satisfaction is merely temporary. Before we know it, we can find ourselves enslaved by addictive and destructive behaviors, but there is a way out.

With grace and warmth, author Robia Scott shows how true healing and lasting satisfaction can be found only as we learn to transfer our dependence from counterfeit comforts onto our one true Comforter: the Holy Spirit. Drawing from the experience of battling her own counterfeits--primarily her tumultuous relationship with food and obsession with dieting, weight and body image--Robia leads you step by step through the process of transformation. It is through learning how to experience and connect with the Person, the presence and the power of God that we discover who we truly are, and acquire freedom to live the life of purpose that we were created for.

Author Bio

Robia Scott is a popular speaker gifted in teaching practical and applicable biblical tools that change lives. Her heart and passion is to see all believers loosed from anything and everything that hinders them from knowing the fullness of who God is and the greatness of who they are in Him. A professional dancer and actress by trade, Robia rocketed to international success at a young age, touring with Prince and guest starring in hit television shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After becoming a Christian, she left behind a thriving career in Hollywood for full-time ministry. Robia and her husband, James, are the founders and senior leaders of Deeper Life Church in Redondo Beach, California. Robia, James, and their daughter, Gemma, live in Orange County, California. Find out more about Robia:
www.robiaministries.org
Facebook: Robia Scott
Instagram: Robia Scott

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  1. Honea Path, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very Encouraging Read!
    October 29, 2016
    muffin
    Honea Path, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Counterfeit Comforts by Robia Scott was a very encouraging read. Robia Scott writes in a way that feels as if she is sitting right beside you! This book is very encouraging and easy to read.

    Robia Scott addresses the different things that we turn to for our comfort. We all have our vices that we hope will fill our void when were going through tough times. She shows us how to turn from these comforts and turn to God instead. She shows a step-by-step process to overcome this.

    I would definitely recommend this book to everyone! This is a book that I will keep on my shelves and refer back to often.

    I received this book from Chosen for my honest opinion.
  2. Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Set Yourself Free
    October 22, 2016
    Jani417
    Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Every reader is sure to see himself in this book. Counterfeit Comforts is a good descriptive term for those self-indulgences we engage in to hide from our feelings. Eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, sex, damaging relationships and self-mutilation are just a few of the distractive behaviors which we take on to avoid facing our feelings, repenting and turning our lives around.

    Robia Scott shows us how these behaviors are only bandages or at best, a duct tape fix to cover up the real problems that lie below. The good news is that we can change and God is our hope. If we are willing to try and that may mean multiple tries, God can work with our imperfect selves, showing us the way to true freedom from both burdens and behaviors. He will instruct us and supply courage and we can count on His ever present support and leadership; forgiveness, too, for when our efforts fall short or we relapse.

    I received a free copy of Counterfeit Comforts from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required. All opinions are my own. I am pleased to recommend it to adult and teenage readers.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Find comfort from God
    October 20, 2016
    Amanda
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I dont read a lot of non-fiction because its not something I find as enjoyable as fiction but this book really appealed to me. The idea of finding comfort in the wrong places is something Ive personally struggled with for as long as I can remember. As a Christian, I am called to look to God as my source of comfort but there are so many times that I avoid His open arms. Theres so much out there in the world to distract us and bring that temporary comfort that its easy to go for the quick rush instead of seeking the never ending rich fulfillment that is only found in God.

    This book covers many important areas for Christians and with each point the author uses scripture to back what shes saying. I found this book to be extremely helpful and relateable and is one that I will revisit in the future. The writing style was very easy and it was very quick to get through.

    My favorite chapter is about pitfalls and how the enemy uses them to keep us from God.

    Overall, I thought this book was great, it was extremely relevant and definitely worth a read!

    My Rating: 5 stars

    I received this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
  4. Midwest
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Something better than ice cream...
    October 11, 2016
    Jen Pen
    Midwest
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    SUMMARY:

    Speaker, teacher and author, Robia Scott, explains the temporary comforts found in overcoming hardships. Teaching instead the freedom found through turning to the Holy Spirit, she shares the destructive behavior that can result from following the counterfeit comforts. With encouragement, compassion, sensitivity and understanding, Counterfeit Comforts offers personal stories, relevant scriptures, strong reminders, gentle patience and heartfelt support in transferring dependence from shallow comforts to the healing and freedom found from leaning on God.

    A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

    Though perhaps not exactly what I was expecting when I opened the cover of this book, I soon found myself nodding my head at some of the ideas found within. Through her own personal journey to healing and freedom with the Holy Spirit, Robia Scott is willing to be honest, straight-forward, and passionate for a successful change. With a section on changing your words, thoughts and actions from negative to positive, she leaves nary an excuse not to turn to God in difficulties (rather than ice cream). Possibly life changing for some.

    RATING:

    4 (out of 5) pennies

    *I received a complimentary copy of Counterfeit Comforts from Chosen Booksfor my honest review*
  5. Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Counterfeit Comforts ~ Robia Scott
    October 10, 2016
    debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5


    What an excellent book to help with your emotions dealing with anxiety, depression, overeating, stress, bad habits and so much more of your daily feelings that make you think you will feel better about yourself. Robia does a wonderful job of telling her story and explaining to us that it doesn't have to be this way. She will teach you how to pray the way GOD wants us to pray, how to know when GOD is behind your choice and it not being just your choice. This book has so many great points and suggestions, bible verses and GOD all over it.

    I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to have a new view on life and how you deal with everyday. This will teach you a whole side of what you have been thinking to knowing that it is ok have sad feeling, but it is not ok to leave GOD out of your day. I really enjoyed this book as it was a new and refreshing way to help with depression, anxiety and any type of feelings that you need to change.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Chosen. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
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