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Five 5-Star Christian Books on Mental Health and Physical Disability

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When it comes to mental health issues, Christian responses are all over the board. That’s why I’ve been reading Christian books on depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. I want to hear a wide range of thoughts, but more importantly, I want to know which books to recommend on the topic. Out of my recent batch of a dozen books on the topic, I found five books worthy of a 5-star rating and worth reading if you have an interest in mental health from a Christian perspective.   Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace Michael S. Beates 2012 194 pages   Mental illness falls under a larger umbrella of physical illness and disability. Our theology for one ought to be the same for the other. I was absolutely delighted with the way Michael Beates went through the Bible discussing every instance of disability. It was astounding to read how many times God says...

Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: It Is the Beginning of Something New (A Message to Pastors)

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Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: It Is the Beginning of Something New (A Message to Pastors)

Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: When Quoting Scripture Is Not Enough (A Message to the Church)

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Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: When Quoting Scripture Is Not Enough (A Message to the Church)

Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: When You Or a Loved One Struggles, Remember You Are Not Alone

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Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: When You Or a Loved One Struggles, Remember You Are Not Alone

Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: It’s Time to Join the Companionship of Brokenness

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Sheila Walsh on Mental Health: It’s Time to Join the Companionship of Brokenness

15 Lessons from Proverbs on Being a Good Friend

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I envy people who have many friends. I envy people who even have one close friend. I envy people who intuitively know how to interact with people to build and maintain friendships. For most of my life, I never had a friendship last more than two years, and most of those relationships were significantly shorter. Then, I found a friend who stuck with me through thick and thin for more than five years. I thought I’d found the friend of a lifetime, but even that relationship imploded because I finally became too much to handle. I can be intense, especially with bipolar disorder adding mood swings and erratic behavior to the relationship. The truly sad part is when a relationship implodes (and it has happened more times than I wish to admit), I never know what I did wrong. I’m truly clueless about relationships and social skills. In addition to grieving the loss of a good friend, I spend...

Isaiah 53 Video

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Isaiah 53 Video

Memoir Writing 101: 10 Steps to Crafting a Compelling Memoir by Denis Ledoux

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Memoir Writing 101: 10 Steps to Crafting a Compelling Memoir by Denis Ledoux My rating: 1 of 5 stars This book was disappointing, even for a free ebook. The author suggests ten steps to writing your memoir, but each step or chapter was as little as a couple of paragraphs (some were a bit longer), followed by a long list of links to his website and books. In the end, the reader doesn’t really learn anything. The author merely teases the reader to get traffic for his website or sales for other books and courses. Because he was mostly advertising his memoir course instead of providing any real value to the reader, I give this a one-star rating. It’s free, but don’t waste your time. Two worthwhile quotes: “Set the realistic goal of starting to write three-to-five page stories.” “In the end, you are dealing with your version of the truth.” View all my reviews   Memoir Writing 101: 10 Steps...