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Bright Days, Dark Nights: With Charles Spurgeon in Triumph Over Emotional Pain
Draws on Charles Spurgeon 's experience with depression to illuminate the profound relationship between body, mind, and spirit. Spurgeon 's insight promotes emotional wholeness while recognizing God as the author of hope.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Baker Books
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This is a wonderful little book. Elizabeth Skoglund has done a fine job of weaving together the writings of Charles Spurgeon on topics dealing with emotional pain and suffering. Each of the chapters are broken up into short segments. The book is best read "devotionally"; a little at a time. It has been a great help to me as a supplement to regular prayer and Scripture reading. Chapters are titled "Confidence", "Depression", "Anxiety", "Loneliness", "Change", and "Transition" (dying). Spurgeon, h ...more
This book started out pretty well, but it became very redundant. It explores Charles Spurgeon's attitude toward depression and other emotional pain issues. The author seemed to have one formula for every different malady. Basically, she would describe Spurgeon's viewpoint through his sermons and other writings, but it seemed that she relied too heavily on quotes. I'm not sure how much of the book was actually her own insight. I get it. Spurgeon was a great man who had heavy emotional pain, but t ...more
This has been the best book on the subject of depression/anxiety/loneliness I have ever read! It is sound truth given by a great man of God who has been with his Lord over a hundred years now. Well, I'll be writing about it on my blog because there is just so much to say! :)