Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness (Revised Edition)
Welch, Edward T.
“I have come to rely on Ed Welch and others at CCEF for guidance and insight in better understanding the issues of the soul that plague many people today. For those who want to address more than just the symptoms of depression, Ed’s counsel is invaluable.”– Bob Lepine, Co–Host, FamilyLife TodaySee All
Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church; author of The Reign of Grace and Objects of His Affection
“I cannot overstate the importance, timeliness, and helpfulness of this book. Ed has given us the wisdom that only comes from a heart shaped by the gospel and a deep compassion for people, generated by the love of Jesus. This is a must read and a must share.”– Scotty Smith, Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church; author of The Reign of Grace and Objects of His AffectionSee All
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.; theologian; author of The Christian Life
“An all–too–rare combination of gospel understanding, biblical wisdom, personal empathy and long counseling experience shines through these pages. What is most needed is a course of divinely prescribed anti–depressants. Like a skilled spiritual pharmacist, Ed Welch fills that prescription for us.”– Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.; theologian; author of The Christian LifeSee All
“Although written for people suffering from depression, this book actually will help all of us in our relationship with God and other people. I personally profited a great deal from reading it.”See All
author of acclaimed titles such as The Discipline of Grace, The Fruitful Life, and The Pursuit of Holiness
Where Is God in the Struggle?
Looking away from despair towards hope can feel risky. What if God doesn’t come through for you? What if you don’t feel instantly better? Instead of offering simple platitudes or unrealistic “cure–all” formulas, Edward T. Welch addresses the complex nature of depression with compassion and insight, applying the rich treasures of the gospel, and giving fresh hope to those who struggle. Originally published as Depression: A Stubborn Darkness: Light for the Path, this new edition is updated with added content.
This book gives real hope for those who struggle with depression, and for the people who love them. Dr. Ed Welch writes compassionately on the complex nature of depression and sheds light on the path toward deep, lasting healing. Welch considers carefully the spiritual, medical, and emotional factors that contribute to depression. Even more important is his insight into the impact of these factors? interaction. If depression has touched your life in any way, you can be helped by this practical and far–reaching approach.