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All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness

All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness

by Emmy Kegler
All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness

All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness

by Emmy Kegler

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Overview

We live in an age uniquely attentive to the problem of mental illness. More than half of us will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in our lifetime. It has been easy, for centuries, to relegate persistent emotional and mental struggles entirely to the realm of a failed personal work ethic ("Just don't worry so much!"), not enough faith ("Just pray harder!"), or, in recent years, a chemical imbalance in our brains ("Just take this pill!"). Yet, for those of us who live with mental illness, none of these suggestions provides the quick relief it promises, and the continued struggle takes its toll on our already burdened hearts and minds.

In All Who Are Weary, Emmy Kegler joins the reader on the long walk of reflection, understanding, and compassion, calling followers of Jesus back to ancient practices of lament, vulnerability, honesty, community, and hope. This book is not a map to a cure, nor a perfectly restorative prayer. Written with a wide community in mind—patients, but also parents and partners, coworkers and friends, pastors and therapists, and the whole church—All Who Are Weary points to the embodied grace known in Jesus, trusting in the promise of a lighter load for all.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506467801
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 11/09/2021
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 530,481
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Emmy Kegler is a pastor, speaker, and author of One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins. As both pastor and patient, Kegler has an intimate relationship with mental illness and its complex connections to faith. She works to normalize the experiences of depression, anxiety, and a host of other diagnoses and symptoms, treating them not as proof of exclusion from God's grace but rather a common and expansive experience of the human condition in which God remains present and compassionate. She lives in Saint Paul with her wife Michelle and their two dogs and cat.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Author's Note xvii

Chapter 1 Sin 1

Chapter 2 Prayer 21

Chapter 3 Seeking Treatment 37

Chapter 4 Sadness 57

Chapter 5 Worry 69

Chapter 6 Psychosis 81

Chapter 7 Trauma 97

Chapter 8 Food 117

Chapter 9 Addiction 135

Chapter 10 Suicide 149

Chapter 11 Boundaries 171

Chapter 12 Self-Care 189

Acknowledgments 205

Notes 207

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