From Depression to Wholeness: The Anatomy of Healing

From Depression to Wholeness: The Anatomy of Healing

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by Debbie Thurman
     
 
Debbie Thurman brings an honest and fresh approach to the complex issues surrounding depression. Part personal narrative, part social commentary, part psycho-theological treatise, this book promises to take you on a journey from which you will emerge a wholly different person.

Thurman fought Major Depressive Disorder for more than 10 years before even

Overview

Debbie Thurman brings an honest and fresh approach to the complex issues surrounding depression. Part personal narrative, part social commentary, part psycho-theological treatise, this book promises to take you on a journey from which you will emerge a wholly different person.

Thurman fought Major Depressive Disorder for more than 10 years before even receiving an accurate diagnosis. Five years of additional counseling and treatment helped her to begin emerging from her prison of despair. Ultimately, the author maintains, it was a spiritual healing that released her fully to the light.

Thurman writes with a journalist's eye and a teacher's heart about the soul issues at the core of depression. She doesn't discount medical science; in fact her research has been painstaking. The answers are simpler than we imagine, but the individual journey is a test of faith. Her premise: We hurt, God cares and prayer counts.

This book is built around a compelling story of a fall and a redemption. It deals frankly with post-recovery issues, a departure from most books on the subject of depression. The extensive notes and bibliography offer additional material for searching.

Editorial Reviews

Colleen Hughes
I couldn't put this book down. It is heart-breaking, informative, encouraging, real and, most of all, a love story. Bravo!
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From Depression To Wholeness: The Anatomy Of Healing is Debbie Thurman's personal, articulate, and engaging story of the complex and multiple issues of depression. Debbie combines a personal narrative with intuitive social observations and psychotheological commentary, rendering From Depression To Wholeness accessible, insightful, enthusiastically recommended reading that will be of intense interest to the professional and pastoral care community as well as the nonspecialist general reader trying to come to grips with their own emotional conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967628905
Publisher:
Cedar House Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.55(d)

What People are saying about this

Bernie S. Siegel
If you are a native suffering the same affliction, this book can guide through a difficult experience.
— (Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author Prescriptions for Living)
Jerry Falwell
Depression strikes across the spectrum of human experience. Debbie Thurman reminds us that no one is immune, but anyone can overcome. Her faith and insight, forged in her own adversity, point us toward higher ground and solid answers.
Shad Helmstetter
You don't have to cower before the beast of depression forever. The simple truths Debbie Thurman outlines can help anyone who really wants to find healing and freedom.
— (Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., Author, The Self-Talk Solution)
Bettie B. Youngs
This book brings healing to the walking wounded who silently suffer from depressive disorders. A must-read for counselors.
— (Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D. Author, Taste-Berry Tales)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone who has lived with a spouse suffering from debilitating depression, I can say without equivocation that this book offers real advice that hits us where we live. I wish it had been there for me when I was trying to cope years ago. I have read other books, but none with the sensitivity and relatability of 'From Depression to Wholeness.' It validates all the pain, from guilt to isolation to despair unto death ¿ but the author goes even further to write about post-recovery issues, something few of us think about because we want out of the jungle so desperately. This isn't just one woman's, one family's isolated story. As Bettie Youngs wrote in the foreword, it is 'Everyman's, Everywoman's' story. Many people need this book