Darkness Is My Only Companion Paperback
A Christian Response to Mental Illness
by Kathryn Greene-McCreight;
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Sensitively and understandingly written, Kathryn Greene-McCreight's book is an illuminating book on a darkened issue.
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Darkness Is My Only Companion
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What happens to the soul when the mind is ill?
How are Christians to respond to mental illness?
In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy.
Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything
from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person
to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and
The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.
Darkness Is My Only Companion by Kathryn Greene-McCreight was published by Baker Publishing Group in August 2015 and is our 33943rd best seller. The ISBN for Darkness Is My Only Companion is 9781587433726.
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Foreword to the Second Edition--Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Preface to the First Edition
Part One: Facing Mental Illness
2. Mental Illness
3. Temptation to Suicide
5. Darkness, Again
Part Two: Faith and Mental Illness
7. Feeling, Memory, and Personality
8. Brain, Mind, and Soul
9. Sin, Suffering, and Despair
10. Dark Night, Discipline, and the Hiddenness of God
11. Health and Prayer
Part Three: Living with Mental Illness
12. How Clergy, Friends, and Family Can Help
13. Choosing Therapy
Afterword to the Second Edition
Appendix I: Why and How I Use Scripture
Appendix II: A Brief Checklist of Symptoms and Resources
Appendix III: Discussion Questions
Details for Darkness Is My Only Companion
|Author / Artist||Kathryn Greene-McCreight|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Baker Publishing Group (August 2015)|
|Edition||Revised and Expanded ed.|
|Number of Pages||240|
|Page last updated||3rd May 2016|