Author: Ed Welch
Beyond a "Cheer-Up" Theology
Depression makes so many things hard. Things you used to take for granted—a good night’s sleep, having goals, responding to someone’s love, looking forward to the future—now seem beyond reach. Is there any hope and help for those who are struggling with depression?
Edward T. Welch insightfully describes the world of the depressed person and gives a biblical perspective on the causes of depression. Then he outlines small, practical steps that will teach you to cry out to God and depend on him in the middle of your struggle.
About the author:
Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for over twenty-five years and is the best-selling author of many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. He and his wife Sheri have two married daughters and four grandchildren.