Facing Depression: Exploring its Cause and Cure

Facing Depression: Exploring its Cause and Cure

by William J. Finnigan


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Depression in America has reached alarming proportions! According to one source, it is estimated that nearly 19 million adults suffer from serious depression, which is almost 10% of the U.S. population. This does not include the millions of teenagers who are depressed and prone to suicide.

The World Health Organization says that cases of depression are “doubling every ten years and will be, by 2020, the most pervasive illness in the world, second to heart disease, and the second major cause of death.”

Added to these figures are the multiplied millions who feel down, blue, and unhappy with their station in life, not to mention the astounding increase of depression among children.

In “Facing Depression,” Dr. Finnigan presents a thorough examination of the Biblical answer, which is far better than secular solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732174641
Publisher: The Old Paths Publications
Publication date: 11/07/2018
Series: Depression , #2
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 998,642
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Pastor, teacher, and presently Biblical instructor at the Discipleship Academy in Youngstown, Ohio, Bill Finnigan has been engaged in active ministry for over Fifty years.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Bill received a call to ministry while in college. The ensuing years were spent in intensive study to learn and sharpen ministry skills. Attending several universities, he holds a number of degrees, including the Doctor of Ministry. For over twenty-seven years, Bill held pulpits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reaching people with God's life-changing Word.
His outreach experience has included radio, prison, and Bible conference ministries. He has served as a college professor, and director of a Biblical counseling center. He has authored other publications, including Healing for the Mind, offering comfort and remedy for mental turmoil, Forgiven to Forgive, which serves as an antidote to resentment and bitterness, and Living Skillfully, a commentary on Proverbs.
Along with his wife, Chris, Bill continues to be busily engaged in the Lord's work, considering himself "refired," rather than retired.

Dr. William J. Finnigan
8883 Sherwood Dr. NE
Warren, Ohio 44484

Table of Contents

Table Of Contents page 5

Facing Depression page 9

Part 1 page 13

Chapter One: How Did We Get Herre? page 15

Chapter Two Page 19

Part II Surface Causes of Depression page 27

Chapter Three Unfulfilled Goals page 29

Chapter Four Losing Sight of God page 35

Chapter Five Wrong Response to Trials page 49

Chapter 6 Lack of Appreciation and Understanding from Others page 59

Part III Root Causes of Depression

Chapter Seeven Covetousness page 65

Chapter Eight Unbelief page 73

Chapter Nine Resentment toward God page 77

Chapter Ten Hopelessness page 81

Chapter Eleven Why Drugs Don't Work page 85

Chapter Twelve The Starting Poing page 93

Chapter Thirteen Coming to a Moment of Truth page 97

Chapter Fourteen Rehearing God's Sovereignty page 101

Chapter Fifteen Understanding God's Purposes for Trial page 103

Chapter Sixteen Recognizing that No Problem Can Rob Your Joy page 121

Epilogue A Personal Testimonypage 131

Endnotes page 133

A Summary of Terms page 137

Biography page 149

About the Author page 151

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