Item description for New Light on Depression: Help, Hope, and Answers for the Depressed and Those Who Love Them (Medically Reliable Biblically So) by David B. Biebel & Harold G. Koenig...
Overview "New Light on Depression" guides the reader through an understanding of depression, the myths and misunderstandings that surround it, and the symptoms and identification of it in various levels of intensity.
Publishers Description Moving Back toward Wholeness What is depression, really? A psychological disorder? An emotional problem? A case of negative self-talk? A spiritual weakness? Unresolved anger? A medical condition? How can it be successfully treated? Whether you need a lifeline to cling to, knowledge to clear confusion, help determining the next step, or strength to help a loved one, New Light on Depression offers hope and healing. With understanding born of personal and professional experience, the authors---one a psychiatrist and the other a minister---untangle the web of depression, guiding you through *an understanding of depression *myths and misunderstandings *symptoms and diagnoses *causes and treatments *spiritual struggles and gifts of grace Written for those who suffer from depression and those who want to help---family members, pastors, friends---this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to move toward a life of joy once more. It covers the full range of concerns, including the use of antidepressants. With personal applications, questions for reflection, and evaluation guides, New Light on Depression is a medically reliable and biblically sound resource for finding faith and strength in the midst of depression and emerging again whole and healthy.
Awards and Recognitions New Light on Depression: Help, Hope, and Answers for the Depressed and Those Who Love Them (Medically Reliable Biblically So) by David B. Biebel & Harold G. Koenig has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2005 Winner - Christian Ministry category
Citations And Professional Reviews New Light on Depression: Help, Hope, and Answers for the Depressed and Those Who Love Them (Medically Reliable Biblically So) by David B. Biebel & Harold G. Koenig has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 01/01/2004 page 91
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 7.32" Height: 0.86" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Medically Reliable Biblically So
ISBN 0310247292 ISBN13 9780310247296 UPC 025986247294
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More About David B. Biebel & Harold G. Koenig
David B. Biebel, DMin, is a minister, editor, health educator, and author or coauthor of nineteen books including the CBA Gold Medallion award winning "New Light on Depression" and several others that have received special recognition including "If God is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad?" and "Simple Health." His most recent series of health-related books includes "52 Ways to Feel Great Today." He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Personal Wholeness, with distinction, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about New Light On Depression?
A Rare Combination Feb 26, 2006
"New Light on Depression" offers a rare combination--medically reliable research and biblically sound insight. Co-author David Biebel uses his theological training to explore "faith, hope, and love" as a model for facing depression; while co-author Harold Koenig uses his training as a psychiatrist and researcher to probe biological and medical elements of depression. The end result is a well-written, easy-to-read wholistic volume on the causes, cure, and care of depression. Of course, given their integration of biblical principles and secular science, they will likely be criticized by folks on either extreme. However, for a well-reasoned, balanced, and up-to-date analysis of depression, this is a great place to begin.
Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of "Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction," "Soul Physicians," "Spiritual Friends," and the forthcoming "Sacred Friendships: Listening to the Voices of Women Soul Care-Givers and Spiritual Directors."
Great book! Aug 20, 2005
This is one of the few books that I have read by a Christian author that talks about how medication can help depression, rather than relying on prayer alone. I have gotten a lot of comfort from this book in knowing that I am not alone and that medication may be medically necessary at times and doesn't mean that one is a bad Christian. Anyone who suffers from clinical depression and their family members should read this book.
New Light On Depression Mar 1, 2005
Finally! A book with a medical point of view and a religious one. This book is by far my favorite book on depression. It is easy to read and dispels the myths associated with mental illness. I would recommend anyone with a mental illness read this book. It's not only for people with depression. I have a hard time putting it down, once I start reading it. This would also be a good book for some religious leaders to read who think mental illness can be controlled by prayers alone. The reflection questions at the end of each chapter are helpful also.
The BEST book on depression I've found! Feb 16, 2005
This is by far the best book I've ever read on depression. It is written in easy to read language and covers all the angles and perspective views out there. I highly recommend this book to any person who lives with someone with depression as well as the person themself. It explains a lot about this disease.
A must read..... Aug 10, 2004
Finally a book that cares about those who are depressed and their loved ones. A spiritual and medical guide to the hidden and silent illness of depression. Practical knowledge that will inspire you to not just read it, but to use it to help others.