Item description for When Someone You Love Suffers from Depression or Mental Illness: Daily Encouragement by Cecil Murphey...
Overview Does someone you love struggle with depression or mental illness? The social stigma associated with these diseases may have disappeared, but the day-to-day challenges you will face as you walk through this trial with your loved one remain. As much as you want to fix it, you won't be able to. But it is important that you take care of yourself - both physically and spiritually - during this difficult time. In this book Cecil Murphery offers daily words of encouragement to you as you travel with your loved one on this road that neither of you would have chosen. As you face the uncertainty of tomorrow, these readings will help you keep your eyes on God in the midst of the trials.
Publishers Description The social stigma associated with these diseases may have disappeared, but the day-to-day challenges you will face as you walk through this trial with your loved one remain.In this book Cecil Murphey offers daily words of encouragement to you as you travel with your loved one on this road that neither of you would have chosen. As you face the uncertainty of tomorrow, these readings will help you keep your eyes on God in the midst of the trials.
Community Description When people we love are suffering, we suffer as well. Sometimes we wish that we could bear their burdens for them. But we also forget that we need to care for our own needs, both physically and spiritually, during these difficult times. In his trio of books, Cecil Murphey offers spiritual hope and help for people whose loved ones are facing Alzheimer's disease, drug abuse, & mental illness. Each book contains short devotionals to help the reader focus on God in the midst of trials.
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.12" Width: 4.58" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher BEACON HILL PRESS #29
ISBN 0834121344 ISBN13 9780834121348
Availability 0 units.
More About Cecil Murphey
Veteran author Cecil (Cec) Murphey has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
Cec stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.
Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, Cec served as pastor in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six.
Cecil Murphey currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Reviews - What do customers think about When Someone You Love Suffers from Depression or Mental Illness: Daily Encouragement?
Refreshingly Sensitive and Real Jan 2, 2007
This book goes to places in the heart where other resources have not dared to go. The short but packed readings shed light on the real feelings and often unstated questions of those of us who love and care for someone who struggles with depression or mental illness. I don't have to be afraid of my questions or feelings or my own need for support and encouragement. I can face the uncertainties of depression in my loved one with hope. And with God. This is a book that will be a resource I'll keep close at hand and one which I will recommend and give as a gift many times over.
Grasping Mental Illness and Depression Dec 28, 2006
Murphey has been successful in grasping many of the different aspects of mental illness and depression in this easy-to-read daily encouragement book. Included in the daily hope are helpful hints and suggestions to enable caregivers. Many of the suggestions could be keys to opening up the minds and souls of the ones needing help due to depression or a mental illness. The book would make a great gift to those who are struggling with the everyday tasks of caring for depressed or mentally ill patients.
Blessed Encouragement Dec 23, 2006
Cecil Murphey has stayed true to his word -- encouragement. Depression and Mental Illness are mysteries that often leave not only the patients, but the caregivers frustrated and lost. This book addresses honest feelings and gives comfort that the feelings we have are often shared with others.
The prayers offer assurance that we are not alone in this journey. Suggestions and experiences offer help and guidance. The list of support groups and resource materials are also quite beneficial.
A blessed treasure to return to often.... and a wonderful gift to share.
Long Overdue! Addresses Issues not Addressed by Other Books. Dec 18, 2006
When you have a loved one with depression or mental illness all of your attention is focused on them. We easily forget about ourselves. If we do not nurture our own selves, our ability to help our loved ones is deeply affected.
This book and all the books in this series are extremely insightful and will help those who care for someone with depression or mental illness. If your loved one also suffers from Alzheimer's or Addiction we highly recommend Cecil Murphey's other books dealing with these topics.
Encouragment For the Journey Dec 18, 2006
As I read a page each day, I felt like I was chatting with someone who was walking the path with me. Each daily encouragment covers the varying and conflicting emotions a family member experiences when a loved one has a mental illness.
I used the one-sentence prayers at the end of each reading as a prompt for my own prayers. The prayers helped me to focus on God rather than the mire our family was often in.
"When Someone You Love Suffers from Depression or Mental Illness" is one of those books that the reader wants to return to. It will become dogged-eared as you come back for encouragment.