The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award Winner (Her.meneutics) Winner of a 2013 Leadership Journal
Book Award ("Our Very Short List" in "The Leader's Outer Life"
category) Mental illness is the sort of thing we don't like to talk
about. It doesn't reduce nicely to simple solutions and happy outcomes.
So instead, too often we reduce people who are mentally ill to
caricatures and ghosts, and simply pretend they don't exist. They do
exist, however—statistics suggest that one in four people suffer from
some kind of mental illness. And then there's their friends and family
members, who bear their own scars and anxious thoughts, and who see no
safe place to talk about the impact of mental illness on their lives and
their loved ones. Many of these people are sitting in churches week
after week, suffering in stigmatized silence. In Troubled Minds
Amy Simpson, whose family knows the trauma and bewilderment of mental
illness, reminds us that people with mental illness are our neighbors
and our brothers and sisters in Christ, and she shows us the path to
loving them well and becoming a church that loves God with whole hearts
and whole souls, with the strength we have and with minds that are whole
as well as minds that are troubled.
- Item CodeC02495B
- PublisherInterVarsity Press