This accessible and easy-to-read book deals with depression in both a practical and spiritual way, raising questions such as 'what is depression?' and 'why is God letting this happen to me?' In each chapter the authors offer some basic information on the topic in question; meditative material drawn from the Christian tradition to aid reflection; an inspirational story from a fellow sufferer, a helpful quotation or a cartoon to lift the spirits and a simple exercise for the reader to try to help them feel better.
This book covers both the features of depression that are applicable to all, and those that are specific to Christians in dealing with it. It is divided into small chunks, enabling the reader to dip in and out at leisure and is not daunting for someone seeking help for their depression.
'I just couldn't put it down! This is a "must have" book and, almost frustratingly, I agreed with every word... The insights brought by a very experienced priest and counsellor along with those of a gifted Christian psychiatrist (who happens to be his wife) bring a brilliantly complementary and illuminating approach. Many in depression will find hope for tomorrow and gain a confidence in the truth that the valley of a depressive illness will end. There is so much empathy and constructive help offered for the person who is depressed, their family and carers...Difficult issues are tackled, such as "Where is God in this?", "Is it the devil?", "It must be my fault." I hope this book will be a recommended read for all.'
Dr Gareth Tuckwell, CEO of Burrswood, Christian Hospital and Place of Healing
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