Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life

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Book Summary of Depression Anxiety and the Christian Life by Richard Baxter

Author: Richard Baxter
Publisher: Crossway
Date: July 31, 2018
Pages: 175

Book Summary of Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life by Richard Baxter


Depression, anxiety, and related disorders are plaguing North America and the rest of the world. As our lives get busier, faster, and more stressful the rates of depression seem to increase accordingly. In general, depression takes hold of the mind, crushing our reason and emotions under a weight of intense sadness, irrationality, or fear.

What is the way forward? As Christians, what sort of response should we have to depression and anxiety? Should we run straight to the doctor and psychiatrist for a pill and counseling? Or should we simply run to God through stricter spiritual discipline?

In two addresses, Advice to Depressed and Anxious Christians and The Resolution of Depression and Overwhelming Grief through Faith, Richard Baxter provides great insight on the causes and cures of depression and anxiety. Packer and Lundy introduce these works by highlighting the profound connection Richard Baxter saw between body and soul in counseling depressed people.





Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life

by Richard Baxter

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Book Summary of Depression Anxiety and the Christian Life by Richard Baxter

Book Summary of Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life by Richard Baxter

AuthorRichard Baxter
PublisherCrossway
DateJuly 31, 2018
Pages175


Overview:

Depression, anxiety, and related disorders are plaguing North America and the rest of the world. As our lives get busier, faster, and more stressful the rates of depression seem to increase accordingly. In general, depression takes hold of the mind, crushing our reason and emotions under a weight of intense sadness, irrationality, or fear.

What is the way forward? As Christians, what sort of response should we have to depression and anxiety? Should we run straight to the doctor and psychiatrist for a pill and counseling? Or should we simply run to God through stricter spiritual discipline?

In two addresses, Advice to Depressed and Anxious Christians and The Resolution of Depression and Overwhelming Grief through Faith, Richard Baxter provides great insight on the causes and cures of depression and anxiety. Packer and Lundy introduce these works by highlighting the profound connection Richard Baxter saw between body and soul in counseling depressed people.