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by Wayne Shepherd,John Piper

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God--and Joy download ebook
ISBN:
158134919X
ISBN13:
978-1581349191
Author:
Wayne Shepherd,John Piper
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Crossway; Unabridged edition (January 31, 2007)
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4.1

Doing What We Can While We Wait for God - and Jo.

Doing What We Can While We Wait for God - and Joy. b. Readers will gain insight into the physical side of depression and spiritual darkness, what it means to wait on the Lord in a time of darkness, how unconfessed sin can clog our joy, and how to minister to others who are living without light. Piper uses real-life examples and sensitive narrative to show readers abundant reason to hope that God will pull them out of the pit of despair and into the light once again. My aim is to give some guidance and hope to those for whom joy seems to stay out of reach.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod Piper has a particular way of knitting theology to life. He applies his understanding of the nature and character of God to the human condition.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod. org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally. Piper has a particular way of knitting theology to life.

The darkness still hasn't lifted but I no longer feel alone and hopeless. He applies his understanding of the nature and character of God to the human condition

The darkness still hasn't lifted but I no longer feel alone and hopeless. 9 people found this helpful. While this is a strength, I fear that many people, particularly in the throes of depression, may miss the application of theology to their daily life. Having said that, my desire is that more people would understand the importance of our thinking about God and how it can have a profound impact on how we live, even in the midst of darkness. 15 people found this helpful.

Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or "It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold hi. John Piper.

John Piper examines depression from a spiritual perspective, guiding and encouraging those for whom joy seems to stay out of reach. Related Media: John Piper introduces When the Darkness Will Not Lift. via Desiring God. Specifications: Category: Christian Living.

John Piper has once again blessed the Body of Christ with his latest book, When the Darkness Will Not Lift

Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. In When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper aims to give some comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness. John Piper has once again blessed the Body of Christ with his latest book, When the Darkness Will Not Lift. A small volume, portions of which are drawn from other of his larger works, it is its succinctness, I think, which enhances its impact.

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John Piper examines depression from a spiritual perspective, guiding and encouraging those for whom joy seems to stay out of reach. Unabridged on 1 CD (1 hour 14 minutes).
Reviews:
  • Quynaus
This book is very helpful for me as a Christian that battles life long depression. I have tried countless medications, therapies, TMS, ECT and I'm still a mess. I was convinced that my life was a mistake and God didn't really care at all, just wishing I could die most of the time. This book has given me some hope that God does love and care about me and my son.
  • Mikale
I am a doctor and have given this book to many patients with depression. Each has stated this book helps I also suffer from depression and it is hard to find books about depression written from a christian view who truly understand how difficult depression makes life
  • EXIBUZYW
This book is super short but really profound. I think it's actually the perfect length for someone going through a dark spell with little motivation to read a long, dense book. I really liked that Piper gave depression the complexity it was due and didn't claim that all depression was sin related, yet still also offered hard, tangible truths that someone struggling could really hold on to. #JohnnyPipes4L
  • Fenrikasa
It has always seemed to me that John Piper, in many regards, understands depression or melancholy better than many pastors do. Perhaps it is because he has admitted his own tendencies to struggle through some dark nights. When the Darkness Will Not Lift (2006), a short, 79-page book that was originally appended to another book When I don't Desire God was a treatment he gave to the issue of melancholy.

In classic style, Piper harkens back to those who have gone before him, particularly the Puritans, in understanding depression. In particular, he brings up the wise writings of Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, and John Newton, to name a few. Piper recognizes that older writers often have much to say about the Christian life.

Piper has a particular way of knitting theology to life. He applies his understanding of the nature and character of God to the human condition. While this is a strength, I fear that many people, particularly in the throes of depression, may miss the application of theology to their daily life. Having said that, my desire is that more people would understand the importance of our thinking about God and how it can have a profound impact on how we live, even in the midst of darkness.
  • Benn
The darkness still hasn't lifted but I no longer feel alone and hopeless.
  • Valawye
I think it was written with a lot of thought and backed up pretty consistently with Bible verses. Some very good points were made in this book, that to me, a depressed Christian, as I would put it, this gave me some Biblical, practical input on how to better deal with a lot of this. I think it's worth the money. Marc Trainor.
  • Cherry The Countess
I work with people every day who are struggling with depression and some who have attempted or considered suicide. I just want to say to those who struggle that it will get better with time. Fight to get back to where you see the sunlight again. This book is a great tool to have in the toolbox.
This book is a good starting place for those who want to learn the biblical stance on depression and what the church fathers have taught. I think Piper's emphasis on confession and obedience may be a little heavy for those currently struggling with depression, but, overall, the book is very helpful.