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Darkness is my only companion : a Christian response to mental illness

Author: Kathryn Greene-McCreight
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Greene-McCreight confronts the difficult questions raised by her own mental illness, bipolar disorder. Does God send this suffering? Why, if I am a Christian, can I not rejoice? What is happening to my soul? Greene-McCreight concludes that God does not will mental illness or any other suffering on his people. We suffer because of evil, but still she sees God work grace out of suffering. With brutal honesty, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Greene-McCreight
ISBN: 1587431750 9781587431753
OCLC Number: 61463711
Description: 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I : Facing mental illness --
Darkness --
Mental illness --
Temptation to suicide --
Mania --
Darkness, again --
Hospital --
Part II : Faith and mental illness --
Feeling, memory, and personality --
Brain, mind, and soul --
Sin, suffering, and despair --
Dark night, discipline, and the hiddenness of God --
Health and prayer --
Part III : Living with mental illness --
How clergy, friends, and family can help --
Choosing therapy --
Conclusion --
Appendix I : How and why I use scripture --
Appendix II : A brief checklist of symptoms and resources.
Responsibility: Kathryn Greene-McCreight.
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A brave and compassionate look at mental illness that offers theological understanding and personal insights from author's experiences.  Read more...

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