Troubled Minds by Amy Simpson (@aresimpson)

Jan 23

Troubled Minds by Amy Simpson (@aresimpson)

During Amy Simpson’s youth, her mother developed schizophrenia. She knows firsthand the traumas and difficulties of families with mental illness. That’s why she writes with such passion and compassion for others who struggle with mental health problems. In particular, she points out the many ways the church has failed people with mental health issues. In her book,...

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Bipolar Happens by Julie Fast (@JulieBipolar)

Jan 16

Bipolar Happens by Julie Fast (@JulieBipolar)

Julie Fast’s book, Bipolar Happens: 35 Tips and Tricks to Manage Bipolar Disorder, is a quick read, but a thought-provoking one. She covers 35 problems people with bipolar face and describes not only her debilitating problems but her own tried and proven coping strategies. She covers everything from the fear of going to public events to bipolar spending sprees and...

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The Entitlement Cure by John Townsend

Oct 29

The Entitlement Cure by John Townsend

God is using The Entitlement Cure by John Townsend to change my life. I wouldn’t have thought of myself as “entitled”—a bit self-centered from being introverted, yes, but not “entitled.” According to the author, “Entitlement is the belief that I am exempt from responsibility and I am owed special treatment.”   Characteristics of Entitlement An attitude of being...

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Discouragement: Reasons and Answers by K.P. Yohannan

Aug 13

Discouragement: Reasons and Answers by K.P. Yohannan

Despair. Discouragement. Disappointment. We each encounter these dark obstacles in life. Sometimes we become stuck in them. K.P. Yohannan offers some biblical advice on how to overcome discouragement. He begins by uncovering the deceptions involved in discouragement. This is the Deceiver at work, clouding our ability to see good and fixing our eyes on difficulties....

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Overcoming Anxiety: 12 Powerful Truths from Scripture for Defeating Worry and Fear

Aug 12

Overcoming Anxiety: 12 Powerful Truths from Scripture for Defeating Worry and Fear

John Strange put together a brief summary of biblical teachings on anxiety. He offers a dozen principles for overcoming fear, worry, and anxiety, such as “Welcome the Lord’s Protection and Guidance” and “Don’t Dwell on Tomorrow’s Troubles.” He offers reassuring words for troubled hearts, provides thought-provoking insights, and proposes solutions that are easy to...

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Words that Sting by John Strange

Jul 16

Words that Sting by John Strange

Bullies. Trolls. Plain old negative folks. We all encounter criticism from others. In our society driven by social media where people have the means to speak their mind, they often do so without regard to anyone else’s feelings. As an author, I’ve struggled with the sting of negative comments on my blog, criticisms of my content, and negative book reviews. I’ve been...

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