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What causes clinical depression? Should Christians suffer from clinical depression? Is it wrong for Christians to go to psychiatrists? Are medications for mental or emotional disorders dangerous? Is depending on medical treatments for depression in conflict with faith? Author Chris Robinson addresses these questions and more in Chosen in the Furnace. Chris writes of her jo ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 13th 2011 by CrossBooks Publishing
(first published April 11th 2011)
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Disclaimer: I'm a good friend and coworker of Chris and Jim Robinson, so take that as you will. Nevertheless, I did go into this with unbiased skepticism and still ended up being very moved and inspired by this book. Chris candidly shares her battle with depression and is very real and vulnerable in her narration, and Jim provides a professional perspective along the way that helps highlights some of the issues in counseling, medication, and depression overall. At no point does this book pander ...more