Does the Bible have anything to say about depression?
In thirty-five years of serving as a pastor, counselor, and chaplain, Ronald "Dee" Vaughan has learned that this is not an academic question. Those who ask about the Bible's relevance to this illness do so because they are struggling with emotional and spiritual darkness and need spiritual strength to survive. As a student of the Bible and a survivor of depression, the author answers those struggling seekers.
During his own time of illness, Vaughan kept a journal of Scripture passages, quotations, advice, and personal discoveries-truths that gave him glimpses of spiritual light that guided him through the darkness toward healing and health. In this book, he shares those life-giving discoveries.
This collection of biblical meditations is designed to be used as a daily devotional resource. Along with each meditation is a prayer based on that chapter's life lesson and a truth to affirm, a short summary to help readers remember what they've learned.
Ronald D. Vaughan is pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he is a graduate of Furman University (BA) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, DMin). Dee has also served as a hospital chaplain, a fire department chaplain, and a college and graduate school teacher. He and his wife, Linda, have three children and three grandchildren.
Praise for Seeing in the Dark
"Through these devotionals, Dee enables us to face those times of depression that keep us from achieving our best. He does not offer simple solutions, but rather, with profound insight into scripture and the pain of his own depression, his pastoral words become the avenue through which God speaks to us, touches us at the point of our darkness and offers the light of God's promise and Presence." -Jack Causey, CBF of North Carolina