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Overview Susy Flory's life was a lot like her couchcomfy, slumberous, and safe. She was a happy suburban wife and mom who enjoyed her couch-like cocoon and avoided suffering and uncomfortable situations at all costs. Then she met Rosie]] Eleanor]]Elizabeth]]and Jane. Now, her life will never be the same.
Publishers Description Susy Flory's life was a lot like her couch--comfy, slumberous, and safe. She was a happy suburban wife and mom who enjoyed her couch-like cocoon and avoided suffering and uncomfortable situations at all costs. Then she met Rosie... Eleanor... Elizabeth... and Jane. Now, thanks to their example, her life will never be the same.So Long, Status Quo is the powerful story of how nine amazing historical women inspired a suburban mom to abandon her safe, sheltered, vanilla existence for a life of passion, service, and significance. With challenging insight and honesty, Susy Flory shares about her struggles with selfishness and complacency and tells how the lives of these fascinating women challenged her to get up off her couch and embark on a quest for something more. Venturing into unusual and even dangerous places, she followed their example and found herself serving needy children on a secret humanitarian mission to Cuba, feeding the homeless, sharing her faith in pagan communities, and selling her jewelry to fund freshwater wells in Darfur, Sudan.Inspiring, convicting, and transformational, So Long, Status Quo challenges women to examine their lives and answer this question: what are you doing to get God's work done in the world? Whether it's by sharing your faith like Perpetua or getting your hands dirty like Rosie the Riveter, Susy's story invites women of all ages to say goodbye to their old, couch-comfy lives and become women who make a difference in their world.
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2009
Publisher Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
ISBN 0834124386 ISBN13 9780834124387
Availability 0 units.
More About Susy Flory
Susy Flory is a writer, speaker, journalist, and animal lover who inspires people to embrace passion and adventure. She authored So Long Status Quo, coauthored Fear Not Da Vinci, and has written for Guideposts and Today's Christian Woman. She holds degrees in English and psychology. www.susyflory.com
Susy Flory currently resides in Castro Valley, in the state of California. Susy Flory was born in 1965.
Reviews - What do customers think about So Long Status Quo?
Wonderful! Apr 24, 2010
I loved this book! I read it with a group of ladies and we had such great discussions. Thanks to Susie for writing an inspirational, accessable, easy-to-digest book. I look forward to more!
Thought provoking! A great book for study group. Mar 26, 2010
I joined a new woman's group and they were reading this book. I fell in love with the stories of how these amazing, faithful women changed so many lives. Susy opens her heart and shares her stories and it brings the book to life. She challenges you in ways that make you hungry to make a difference not only in the world but in your community. A great book for a study group. Thank you Susy! Looking forward to reading more of your writings.
Stepping Outside Your Box.... Mar 20, 2010
.....can be intimidating. The women you meet in this book never let that stop them and, driven by faith and a deep seeded desire to help others, changed the very course of history. Susy Flory expertly weaves her own personal stories around their fascinating triumphs amid tragedy, even offering suggestions on how we might take action for change too. A real thought provoking look at POSSIBILITY. The perfect book for a woman's group study.
Make a Change! Nov 30, 2009
This book is one that will always be on my shelf. A great read, I will probably read it again once I need a refresher. I love reading about the women who made a difference and how we can bring that greatness into our own lives if we choose to make a difference in the world. This quote sums up the book: "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called."
OK, Get Off That Couch! Jul 31, 2009
If you're looking for an inspiring and motivational read for the summer, may I recommend So Long, Status Quo by Susie Flory.
Susy's life was a lot like her couch - comfortable, uninviting, and safe. Then she discovered the stories of nine women who sacrificed personal comfort and convenience for a cause greater than themselves. Now I've read and appreciated a lot of inspiring books, but Susy took it a step further. She got up off her sofa and did something inspired by each of these women. She sold her jewelry to provide clean water to Africa. She co-authored a book to challenge The Da Vinci Code. She fasted. She took a mission trip to Cuba. She allowed these women to challenge her complacency and in the process, developed a new outlook on life.
I confess that as a Boomer, I'm sort of in between active and passive. I want to do a lot of things, but my stamina and energy fight me most of the time. I was inspired by Susy to try something new every day. Even if it's something as simple as driving a different route or ordering something other than my "usual," change is good. I'm auditing a class I don't need this summer, just because it's interesting. What are you doing to stay sharp? Involved? Interested?