Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss. It’s complex, it’s heart-wrenching, and it’s just plain hard. Unfortunately, putting a mental health discussion in a Christian context makes it even more difficult. Despite the Bible’s open and honest passages on depression and other mental health struggles (have you read the Psalms recently?), Christians seem to shy away from discussing depression and mental health than any other group of people.
I could wax eloquent on my thoughts on and findings about this particular issue for many posts. It’s a complex issue, and a lot of people have a lot of opinions on it. But in his short book, Christians Get Depressed Too, David Murray does an excellent job of addressing the issue of depression.
As you can imagine from the title, Murray’s premise for this book is that Christians can and do get depressed. Through biblical wisdom and insight, Murray comes to the defense of depressed Christians. He offers evidence from Scripture for the legitimacy of depression in Christians as well as encouragement and help for those who are depressed. In just 112 pages, David Murray not only provides hope, but also help for believers who are dealing with depression. This book is a valuable resource for both depressed believers and their family, friends, and caregivers. Every Christian counselor should read this book, and then give it to their depressed counselees.
Christians Get Depressed Too by David Murray gets 5/5 stars.