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Dealing with Depression

By Sarah Collins & Jayne Haynes
April 2012 | Review by Peter Culver

Synopsis

Depression is a common complaint in the doctor's surgery and 1 in 5 of the population that is 20% of people will have at least one major episode in their lifetime. We are reassured here that just like our physical health we can go through good and bad emotional health. But how does the Christian deal with this? It is so easy for us to be riddled with guilt but in this book the Christian is reassured that God knows and deals with us by grace, He helps us move from guilt to grace. Written from a Biblical and medical perspective.

  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • ISBN: 978-1-84550-633-9
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: 4.99
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Book Review

Dealing With Depression – Trusting God through the dark times

Sarah Collins and Jayne Hayes

Christian Focus Publications

128 pages, £4.99

ISBN: 978-1-84550-633-9

4 stars

 

This book is written to help those who are coping with depression or those counselling or helping people facing depression of various kinds. The authors clearly write from a wide understanding of depression. Sarah Collins has been a student worker for St. Ebbes, Oxford and is now a full time mother and Jane Hayes is a doctor.

      This book does not pretend to be the final word on a very challenging condition-it is comparatively short-but it is a sane and helpful word on an illness that most of us will meet either personally, or in the course of ministry, or in helping other Christian believers. It is thoroughly Bible based and deals clearly with the often held foolish view that Christians should never suffer from depression.

      I found it thoroughly helpful in every way with a number of testimonies from different people who have been through dark times in personal experience. I warmly endorse what Jonathan Prime The Pastor of Enfield Evangelical Church has written about this book ‘Sensitive, informative, insightful, biblical, pastoral and practical – this book will be of help both to those who experience depression and those seeking to help those suffering from depression’

 

Peter Culver,

Bath

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