Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace

Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace

by J. P. Moreland
Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace

Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace

by J. P. Moreland


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Informative and honest, Finding Quiet validates the experiences of believers struggling with mental illness, provides spiritual and psychological tools for defeating anxiety and depression—and will reassure you that you can thrive again.

In May 2003, prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression.

More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage his mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet, Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice—a distillation of the very best and most helpful things he discovered about dealing with anxiety and depression from his personal experiences and extensive research.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and Christians are not immune. J. P. Moreland (who studied philosophy under Dallas Willard) explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery from both secular and Christian experts.

Finding Quiet is perfect for:

  • Those looking for a trusted starting point in their own research of anxiety/depression.
  • Christians seeking a holistic approach to healing—one that doesn’t shy from scientific knowledge but maintains a theological and biblical framework.
  • Anyone in need of validation and encouragement in their struggle with mental illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310597209
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 218,691
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J. P. Moreland is one of the leading evangelical thinkers of our day. He is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and director of Eidos Christian Center. With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the US. He has authored or coauthored many books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist?; The Lost Virtue of Happiness; and Body and Soul. He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in publications such as Christianity Today, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for ten years, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses and in hundreds of churches

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: My Decent into an Abyss of Anxiety/Depression Chapter 2: Human Persons and a Holistic Approach for Defeating Anxiety/Depression Chapter 3: Getting a Handle on Anxiety Chapter 4: Spiritual and Psychological Tools for Defeating Anxiety/Depression, Part 1 Chapter 5: Spiritual and Psychological Tools for Defeating Anxiety/Depression, Part 2 Chapter 6: Brain and Heart Tools for Defeating Anxiety/Depression Chapter 7: Suffering, Healing and Disappointment with God Chapter 8: Putting It All Together Appendices Appendix 1: Encouraging Verses Appendix 2: Soothing, Encouraging, Uplifting Quotes from Dallas Willard Appendix 3: A List of Chapter Summary Bullet-Points Appendix 4: Annotated Bibliography of Tools for Anxiety, Depression, and Spiritual/Psychological Health
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