Depression is a largely overlooked and much misunderstood disease in the Christian world of books, yet there are vast numbers of Christian men and women who are looking for help with this problem. With an interest stemming from their own experiences, Sutton and Hennigan take an approach to overcoming life's difficulties that is grounded in both spiritual and medical principles. Conquering Depression provides step-by-step encouragement and instruction to manage and win over depression.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
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In all of the books I have read on depression, this is probably the best one that has actually made sense to me .It has described physically what happens to the brain when depression strikes and how it affects the brain and what to do to help conquer the evils of depression. It is an illness. However, it is copeable , and,with the help of God,who knows and understands our complicated brain system We can better understand how our brain works through understanding the way it is explained through the illustrations that are so aptly put in the book.
Conquering Depression: A 30-Day Plan to Finding Happiness, is a recipe for achieving emotional health and well-being through daily bite-size chunks of encouragement. The authors, Pastor Mark Sutton and Dr. Bruce Hennigan, speak candidly from their own experiences with depression, exhorting us not only with their stories, but with uplifting scriptures, mini-meditations, and practical advice throughout. Their many admonitions, such as 'Know the Power of No!' (learning to say no to inappropriate requests that sap our emotional energy)will resonate with many folks who feel, stressed, burned out, and depressed. Dr. Hennigan offers insights into the biology of the brain, explaining the chemical reasons for depression and the importance of counseling and medication for treating an illness that many Christians, especially, believe they should just be able to 'deal with' minus any outside help. Both authors emphasize that God is 'greater than our emotions', and may even use our depression to show us how his power is made perfect in our weakness. At the end of the book are perforated business card-size 'LifeFilters,' to be detached and used on a daily basis. On the front are scriptures and reminders of God's love and care for us, and on the back are themes/goals to meditate on for that day. When finished reading this 30-day plan, both depressed and non-depressed readers alike will, at the very least, be comforted, encouraged, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves them and will not give up on them!