Item description for A Lifting Up for the Downcast (Puritan Paperbacks) by William Bridge...
Overview Depression is not unique to our times. To encourage the depressed, Bridge wrote this choice book and filled it with the kind of rich encouragement which our generation too rarely hears.
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Studio: Banner of Truth
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 4.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1988
Publisher BANNER OF TRUTH #535
Series Puritan Paperbacks
ISBN 0851512984 ISBN13 9780851512983
Reviews - What do customers think about A Lifting Up for the Downcast (Puritan Paperbacks)?
Gold!! Sep 4, 2009
This is the real deal, highly recommended!!!
Basically this is a wonderful, searching work on depression and discouragement. These sermons on a passage from Psalms are just what we need when we are feeling downcast. William Bridge does a fine job in displaying that there is no biblical reason for discouragement, the weight of this book is going through various common reasons for discouragement, and showing how we can rise above them.
There are many great quotes and one-liners in this book. But make no mistake about it, Bridge does not flippantly discount causes for discouragement. He doesn't pass along quaint platitudes. He deals with the issue seriously, gives causes and deeper issues the attention they require. He shows a lot of insight in handling potential objections. In a manner characteristic of the Puritans, he points us to Christ and shows us how even the most discouraging and dark things work toward the good of the believer. His presentation of these matters is not simplistic, but actually very nuanced. There is much solid meat here, and yet it is intensely practical.
This book will not change your life in and of itself, deep discouragement will not go away easily. But William Bridge points you in the right direction and gives you tons of gems that will help you think about your condition and situation in a godly light. When discouraged and/or depressed, it is easy to have a skewed, unrealistic perspective, and unless someone or something can come along side you and help you see things in a new light, it will be hard to escape it. I believe this book is one such resource.