Hope for Wholeness
Hope for Wholeness takes a probing and passionate look at depression, illuminating the darkness, identifying its spiritual causes, and exploring solutions. Sharon’s vulnerability and compassion, liberating advice, and biblical insights will inspire and equip all who seek lasting healing from depression, and for those who long to help them find it. More
How could depression ever be a good thing?
It’s risky to look at depression in a positive light. As the leading cause of disability world-wide, depression threatens lives, steals hope, and attacks the spirit of the afflicted one. But it can also be an opportunity for growth, as Sharon Fawcett discovered. Sharon began a long and painful journey through depression as a young wife and mother. Medication. Psychotherapy. Admissions to psychiatric wards. Shock treatments. Nine years of medical care could not touch the source of her suffering. It wasn’t until God laid bare the spiritual roots of her depression that she was set free—free from depression, free from a life lived for the wrong purpose, and free to discover dreams buried for years.
Hope for Wholeness takes a probing and passionate look at depression, illuminating the darkness, identifying its spiritual causes, and exploring solutions. Sharon’s vulnerability and compassion, liberating advice, and biblical insights will inspire and equip all who seek lasting healing from depression, as well as those who long to help them find it.
Through this book readers will:
* Feel less alone in their struggle.
Understand that depression can be a growth catalyst in their lives, providing motivation for self-examination and change.
* Discover four purposes of pain and learn to embrace, rather than fear, life’s difficulties.
* Recognize depression’s spiritual roots, including low self-worth, shame, fear, spiritual malnourishment, and unforgiveness.
* Learn three powerful spiritual treatments for depression.
* Understand how depression impacts loved ones, how to help children deal with the fallout of a parent’s depression, and how to help caregivers cope with the fallout.
* Gain strategies to support a loved one with depression while maintaining their own well-being.
* Be encouraged and instructed through an easy to read book—with short chapters divided into manageable sections, questions for reflection, and scripture verses to meditate on.
What others are saying…
Hope for Wholeness is a real-life journey through the darkness of depression and related disorders, told with a gentleness of spirit and firmness of personal conviction that lifts its eloquent message high above more didactic works on the subject. Fawcett’s lean, unsentimental style draws us in, sits us down near a warm fire, and confidingly shares with us the soul-secrets of a true survivor. ▪ Jim Robinson, Professional Recovery Counselor, author of Coming Home to a Place Called Hope: A Journey for the Wounded Soul, and founder of ProdigalSong Ministries (www.ProdigalSong.com).
In this achingly authentic book, Sharon Fawcett offers the extraordinary and rare gift of vulnerability by telling the deeply personal story of her journey through brokenness to wholeness. Sharon’s humble transparency and holy boldness renewed my own hope for wholeness by drawing me back again to the wonder working power of the gospel. ▪ Fil Anderson, author of Running on Empty, Executive Director of Journey Resources.
… Honest and inspiring, these pages offer a lifeline to those struggling with depression. If you or a loved one is suffering, find hope here. -- Dr. Paul Looney, practicing psychiatrist and teaching pastor (overseeing counseling and recovery ministries) at Fellowship of the Woodlands.
… Whether you have wrestled this enemy personally or know others who have, Sharon’s warfare of hope will become your own...and you will be equipped like never before to defeat the scourge of depression. I highly commend it. -- Jerome Daley, Leadership Coach and Church Consultant, author of five books including Soul Space and The New Rebellion Handbook.
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