This book is written by two authors that have personal experience with depression and anxiety.
Tommy Nelson starts off with obvious problems that can affect many overzealous and prideful preachers. His first few lines and words begin with how his Bible study grew from15 to 160. Then proceeds to tell how he grew his church from 100 to 4,000. How can one cope with the stress of performing for this many people? It also brings to my mind how one man can shepherd so many people.
Steve Leavitt tells us how his anxiety and depression came from the loss of his wife, and the steps he took to deal with his struggles.
This book focuses on a biblical approach to healing emotional distress with a holistic cure that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. Even when we feel truly alone, God is holding us in His hand. It has many suggestions and helpful insights to dealing with depression and anxiety.
I do think this is a must read for many pastors and those in ministry.Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”