Author(s): Chris Cipollone
Depression can lead to self-condemnation—and yet the gospel tells us there is no condemnation in Christ. Anxiety leads us to inner turmoil—but the gospel assures us of the love of God and the peace that comes with knowing him. Whether you have experienced mental illness yourself, or want to understand depression and anxiety to care for somebody you love, this book provides a personal and theologically-thoughtful reflection on the challenges facing Christians in this area. Written by a pastor from his own experience of depression and anxiety. Short accessible chapters with reflection questions for each one.
"This book is beautifully straightforward, deeply honest and consistently profound. Chris Cipollone not only gives us a gentle yet compelling insight into the world of depression and anxiety, but consistently and winsomely points us to the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom real and ultimate answers are to be found. It may not take long to read this book, but the time invested will change the way you think about and respond to mental-health issues, whether in your own life, your family or the church." – Gary Millar
“Down not out" is a wonderfully helpful book for anyone struggling with mental illness or seeking to better love and understand those who face this challenge. It speaks insightfully of the realities of life with a mental illness with great theological and biblical thoughtfulness and care for those reading. God’s immense kindness, faithfulness and goodness in Christ is powerfully proclaimed throughout. As someone who battles mental illness myself, and who pastors many others who do also, I wholeheartedly commend this book and the truth therein that Jesus makes the ultimate difference to depression and anxiety. – Lily Strachan