Thursday, July 9, 2009

Crying for the Light- Bible Readings and Reflections for Living with Depression

Description (from the Kregel Publications website):

Veronica Zundel has lived with depression for more than thirty years, and in this insightful and compassionate book, she tells the story of her struggles with life and honestly explores the ways that depression affects faith. In addition to providing factual information about depression, Zundel also engages the reader on a deeper, emotional level and offers an opportunity to see another Christian's experience with depression. These prayers and poems speak directly to anyone suffering from depression, and the Bible readings that Zundel has selected are enlightening and encouraging. The book is divided into short, easy-to-digest sections for daily reading. Writing with great integrity, Zundel addresses real issues faced by real people who need true healing, and not just a pithy maxim.

Veronica Zundel is an award-winning columnist, poet, and author. She is a member of the U.K.'s only Mennonite church, where she preaches regularly.


This is a beautiful book. As many of you know I struggle with depression and this book spoke to my soul. Zundel has done a wonderful job of writing for the depressed person- there are no trite platitudes and no admonitions to just "pull yourself up by the bootstraps". There is no condescension and you can tell this is something the author has experienced herself. I highly recommend this book for those who struggle with depression.

1 comment:

military76brat said...

I must get this book!

Where can I find it at, do you know???

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