Bracing and honest, Finding Quiet will validate the experiences of believers with mental illness, remind them they are not alone, and provide reassurance that they can not only survive but thrive again.
In May 2003 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression.
More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery.
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About the Author
J.P. Moreland is one of the leading evangelical thinkers of our day. He is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and director of Eidos Christian Center. With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He has authored or coauthored many books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist?; The Lost Virtue of Happiness; and Body and Soul. He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in publications such as Christianity Today, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for ten years, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses and in hundreds of churches.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: My Decent into an Abyss of Anxiety/Depression
Chapter 2: Human Persons and a Holistic Approach for Defeating Anxiety/Depression
Chapter 3: Getting a Handle on Anxiety
Chapter 4: Spiritual and Psychological Tools for Defeating Anxiety/Depression, Part 1
Chapter 5: Spiritual and Psychological Tools for Defeating Anxiety/Depression, Part 2
Chapter 6: Brain and Heart Tools for Defeating Anxiety/Depression
Chapter 7: Suffering, Healing and Disappointment with God
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together
Appendix 1: Encouraging Verses
Appendix 2: Soothing, Encouraging, Uplifting Quotes from Dallas Willard
Appendix 3: A List of Chapter Summary Bullet-Points
Appendix 4: Annotated Bibliography of Tools for Anxiety, Depression, and Spiritual/Psychological Health