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Broken Minds: Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're "Losing It"

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A deeply personal, yet practical, book for Christians who are clinically depressed or have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Mental illness. Those words bring to mind frightening scenes of padded walls, white straightjackets, and screaming people. But mental illness is often much more subtle--and much more prevalent than we imagine. Unfortunately, people who are diagnos
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 25th 2005 by Kregel Publications (first published June 1st 1985)
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Carol Nain
Sep 19, 2009 Carol Nain rated it liked it
I am glad that I did read it when I was in my adult depression and panic attacks section of my life, it actually made me feel stronger than I thought I was. I realized that it could be worse, a lot worse.
Heather Whitehead
This is an excellent, well-written book, one that uses not only the authors' own experiences with the husband's major depression, but uses his research into mental illness and experience as a faith-based counselor as well.

The biggest issue I have came at the end when, after urging so much caution and compassion when dealing with those who suffer from mental illnesses, Steve Bloem had none for those who deal with drug abuse or alcoholism. He tried to use Scriptures to bolster his position, but w
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Christopher M.
Aug 06, 2011 Christopher M. rated it really liked it
This was a book I found greatly valuable and encouraging to me in my struggle with depression. It was neat to read the testimony and experiences of a brother in Christ who dealt with a very debilitating form of depression, to the point of needing hospitalization, medication, and other treatments. The authors argue that our culture and the Christian community in particular, have ostracized those struggling with mental illness, treating it as either a simple sin issue or something other than the ...more
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Jan 19, 2016 Kalyn rated it it was ok
This book started out really interesting -- I loved the personal stories and testimony from the perspectives of both the author and his wife. But then it started jumping around and felt really confusing. Every chapter didn't feel like a normal progression, it just felt like they were rehashing the same things over and over again. Also, for the last half of the book, it went into more depression research mode, and I could barely stay awake. The writing was very dull at this point, and I couldn't ...more
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The best book I have read so far on depression from a Christian perspective.
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Steve Bloem (B.A., Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich.; M.Min. Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit,
Penn.) has been a children's therapist to socially and emotionally disturbed youth and has been involved in clinical counseling/case management for a mental health agency. He is presently in private practice as the Director of Heartfelt Counseling Ministries, Inc.
He has struggled with depre
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