Things That Happen to Church Planters
2 months ago
"The majority of books written on the subject, as well as many treating practitioners, ignore the spiritual side of depression. The spiritual battle is the reason more people aren't effectively treated and why individuals frequently experience recurrence after treatment. Treatment, then, if it's to be truly helpful, cannot ignore this aspect. I endeavor to shed light on this spiritual battle to equip you to fight this war more effectively." (Dr. Bengtson from Chapter 1)And equip is exactly what Dr. Bengtson does in her book Hope Prevails. This book is weighty in that Dr. Bengtson has walked the road of depression and she is very transparent is sharing her journey with readers. Bengtson isn't just another doctor talking to the reader, but writes as a friend talking with the hurting. She peels back the layers of this disease and then points to the unfailing hope that is found in Christ. Dr. Bengtson does not over-spriitualize but offers solid Scriptural support for her directives and and undeniable practical treatment components.