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Book Title: From Comfort Zone to Trust Zone

Author Name: Cecil Taylor

Genre: Christian Living

Release Date: January 6, 2024

The innate human longing for comfort is undeniable. However, Jesus challenges us to step beyond the boundaries of our comfort zones and venture into the profound realm of faith, aptly described as trust zones by Cecil Taylor. These are the spaces where we dare to take risks in service of Christ’s Kingdom. In this enlightening exploration of the Bible, Cecil Taylor delves into 12 narratives of Jesus encouraging individuals to forsake their comfort zones in favor of trust zones. Through insightful interpretation, he unveils the valuable lessons these stories impart for contemporary followers of Jesus.


Book Excerpt

For the Christian, dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty is part of following Jesus.

  • He never promises us wealth; instead, Jesus points out that he doesn’t have a place to lay his own head.
  • Jesus doesn’t promise that every prayer will be answered as we wish, but he does promise that God listens constantly and will respond in a loving way, according to his will.
  • As we’ve seen, Jesus doesn’t promise us control or certainty; he simply instructs his disciples, “Follow me!”
Trusting Through Uncertainty

Let’s take a fresh look at the rich young man who didn’t want to give up his wealth. No doubt, Jesus wanted him to be generous. But even more, Jesus wanted him to give up something precious in order to follow more closely – his certainty. By trading his wealth, the young man would have entered a trust zone of uncertainty where he would find a new certainty of spirit under the care of Christ.

All of us can fall into the comfort zone trap of relying on something that seems to create  certainty. Maybe we’re so close to that comfort zone that we can’t even see it anymore.

John Rabins says we make the mistake of equating “uncomfortable” with “unbearable.”


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About the Author

With more than 30 years’ experience as an adult Sunday School teacher and as many in youth ministry, Cecil Taylor has impacted lives in local churches throughout his adult life. He founded Cecil Taylor Ministries to broaden that impact, teaching Christians to live a 7-day practical faith through books, video studies, and speaking engagements. His ministry is cross-denominational, focused on the common struggle Christians face in putting their faith into practice and applying scripture and faith principles to life situations.

From Comfort Zone to Trust Zone has won the 2024 Living Water Award (nonfiction, third place) from the Blue Lake Christian Writer’s Conference. This is the fourth award that Cecil has been presented across his three books.