What Does Depression Mean for My Faith?

Biblical Hope for Those Who Suffer from Clinical Depression

“I should have joy in Christ. Why am I feeling this way?” In this video, Kathryn Butler, physician and author of What Does Depression Mean for My Faith?, speaks to some of the misconceptions about clinical depression, which can be especially challenging for those of us who are followers of Christ. She provides a clinical, theological, and practical understanding of depression and offers grace and hope for anyone who struggles with it.

TGC Hard Questions is a series of short booklets that seek to answer common but difficult questions people ask about Christianity. The series serves the church by providing tools that answer people’s deep longings for community, their concerns about biblical ethics, and their doubts about confessional faith.

In What Does Depression Mean for My Faith?, author and physician Kathryn Butler addresses common misconceptions about clinical depression within the church, offers encouragement for believers who suffer, and equips church leaders with the tools to provide spiritual support.

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“Kathryn Butler has provided the church with a treasure in What Does Depression Mean for My Faith? Combining her clinical training and her own lived experience of depression, she offers depressed Christians, their pastors, and fellow congregants invaluable help, steering a course through depression. This resource is indispensable for anyone navigating the theological questions that surround depression.”
Karen Mason, Director of Hamilton Counseling Program, Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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