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By Robert W. Griggs

ISBN-10: 1498215971

ISBN-13: 9781498215978

ISBN-10: 1620325594

ISBN-13: 9781620325599

After serving for greater than thirty years as a parish minister, the writer used to be hospitalized with significant melancholy. this can be the tale of his melancholy and recovery--a restoration of future health, vocation, and religion. First, Griggs regained the event of small pleasures. ultimately, he recovered the power to settle on, to set limits, and to just accept fact. He then became to the biblical Psalms--indeed his personal writing echoes their candor. yet he additionally came upon desire in motion pictures, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's and Blazing Saddles. To the psychological future health matters dealing with clergy and others within the aiding professions Griggs brings to endure insights from learn and from his personal event as a pastor and an individual improving from melancholy. He tells his tale with spirit and humor.

"A profound and fascinating account of the author's trip again from a crushing melancholy with the aid of interplay with different sufferers, the honesty of various psalms, the insights of ingenious movies, and the artistic rules of revolutionary theologians."

--Ian G. Barbour, writer of When technological know-how Meets Religion

"It is awesome that the Psalms are moveable from historic context to modern context. Robert Griggs has deftly transported them into his personal tale of melancholy, agony, and restoration of well-being, existence, and religion. This booklet bargains sincere, brave testimony, the telling of a lifestyles that may inspire others to inform their lives with fact and reside in hope."

--Walter Brueggemann, writer of Praying the Psalms

"The identify of this gracefully written and occasionally humorous memoir through a Minnesota pastor is a word from Psalm 102:6 the writer makes use of with the intention to describe his descent into depression...For fogeys being affected by melancholy, even those who find themselves non-believers, Griggs convey desire. The Psalms that helped him in his restoration remind us that human feelings aren't any diversified now from what they have been a few thousand years ago."
--Mary Ann Grossmann, ebook evaluate within the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Robert Griggs is an ordained minister within the United Church of Christ and has served church buildings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. He holds graduate levels from Harvard Divinity institution, the college of Minnesota, and Andover Newton Theological School.

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