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All articles & reviews tagged with depression

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October 2007
Reviews > Book

Overcoming Spiritual Depression

This book has been translated from the Dutch by the author’s son, Bartel. Taking Elijah’s post-Carmel experience as his framework, Elshout explores the roots, nature and treatment of discouragement, burnout and spiritual depression. Often he works directly from 1 Kings 19 (e.g. Elijah’s need for rest and food before God even addressed his wrong…

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June 2006
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

BROKEN MINDS – THE PROBLEM OF DEPRESSION

David Gregson reflects on a recent book by Steve and Robyn Bloem In 1985, American Steve Bloem was about to make a final visit 'with a view' to what seemed a very suitable and attractive church in Florida. He had a wife and a young family and had successfully passed through Bible seminary. Up…

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October 2001
Reviews > Book

A book that changed me: Spiritual Depression – its causes and cure

When I interviewed Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones on local television on 24 May 1973 I asked him which of his many books he considered to be the best. He felt that his series on Romans was his most important but said that he received very many letters about his two volumes on The Sermon on…

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December 2000
Articles > Evangelistic

Mental breakdown

My clearest memories of childhood are images of violence and fear. With my sisters, I watched helplessly as my father, in his drunken rages, beat and abused my mother. I remember when this became too much for me and, as an eight year old, I rushed at my father crying, 'Stop it, stop it…

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December 2000
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

God cares

I faced the paediatrician and gave what I now know was a classic description of a baby with cerebral palsy. Then I added: 'But I don't think there's anything wrong with her. She's very behind in her development, but you'd expect that - she's been seriously ill for 15 months'. Very gently, the doctor…

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