Out of the Darkness and Into the Light - My Personal Struggle with Schizoaffective Disorder and How the Illness Brought me Closer to God

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Out of the Darkness and Into the Light provides an intimate look into the struggles of a young Christian mother in dealing with schizoaffective disorder. This telling and personal autobiography is a testament to the power of faith and reaches out to all individuals who live with mental illness, assuring them they are not alone and that God will not forsake them. Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness characterized by episodes of hallucinations and mood swings. The author, ...
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Out of the Darkness and Into the Light - My Personal Struggle with Schizoaffective Disorder and How the Illness Brought me Closer to God

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Overview

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light provides an intimate look into the struggles of a young Christian mother in dealing with schizoaffective disorder. This telling and personal autobiography is a testament to the power of faith and reaches out to all individuals who live with mental illness, assuring them they are not alone and that God will not forsake them. Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness characterized by episodes of hallucinations and mood swings. The author, Lora Bell,
has dedicated a year of her life to sharing her special story about how her acceptance of God has blessed her and changed her life forever.
The reader gets a glimpse of what life is like for Lora, living with this illness, and the many obstacles she and her family face. Lora details her life through three pregnancies and severe postpartum depression after the birth of her second child. With God's help, Lora has painstakingly worked through major difficulties, independently studied schizoaffective disorder and survived experiences in and out of the hospital. You will learn about schizoaffective disorder, its early signs and symptoms and treatment options, all of which will assist in persevering mental illness or in supporting a loved one to overcome this mystifying illness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936750207
  • Publisher: Bell Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Pages: 74
  • Sales rank: 906,020
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Lora Bell decided to share her story in the hope that it will help others who struggle with mental illness. She lives in Indianapolis, IN with her 3 daughters and husband.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2011

    A Peak Into Mental Illness - By Marsha Randolph

    Out of the Darkness and Into the Light is a step in the right direction. This is a story of Lora Bell's personal struggle with mental illness. It is a short book, 56 pages, as I read this simple story of a complex issue I was moved with empathy and much prayer. The writer under the pseudonym "Lora Bell" takes the reader step by step through her battle with a disease that plagues 25% of the world [...]). Having witnessed my sister's mental collapse I understand the devastating effects any type of emotional disorder can have on the family how much more so on the individual. The author writes from a Christian perspective and this is the area I am struggling with. Though I am sure that "Satan" contributed to her illness (chapter 13) and God has healed her she believes the disease was given to her by God (page 56) in order for her to be able to provide a testimony (my words). Jesus did not endure persecution and death in order for His followers to endure sickness and disease. "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10 KJV The author has a Catholic background and progressed to Church of Christ I would submit that she is still on "milk" (1 Corinthians 3:2). As she grows in the word she will learn, I am not familiar with all of the Church of Christ doctrine, that God will heal 100% if this is what you want. I do believe that a person could benefit from reading this book but because of the scriptural inconsistencies I cannot give a sincere recommendation. Buy the book for it's autobiographical look at mental illness. As an addendum I would suggest the reader check out Andrew Wommack Ministries. There you can download for free various messages and testimonies on the left sidebar. Here is what I recommend: [...] Healing Testimonies Audio Teachings Believer's Authority God Wants You well Healing Scriptures Killing Sacred Cows I received this book free from the author for an honest review; I do not receive any compensation from Andrew Wommack Ministries for my recommendation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Great read. Really recommend you read this one!

    Well written. Good insider's view. Thoughtful insights. Nice to see I'm not the only one struggling with this disease.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2011

    This Story Touched My Heart - By Spring

    It is obvious from reading this book that mental illness is not exclusive to a selective group. It occurs in all segments of the population. This is a painfully honest and open account of what it's like to live with mental illness, to experience the bad times, and seek the good. This is the story of an ordinary young woman who strives to accept her diagnosis and live a fulfilling life in spite of it. Through God, she has received peace and solace. An inspirational story of hope found in knowing God's love.

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