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.
About the Author
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