Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Review - Walking on Water When You Feel Like You're Drowning

Walking on Water When You Feel Like You're Drowning
By Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt
Publisher: Tyndale House Books
Release Date: October 18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1589977228
Pages: 176


I received Walking on Water When You Feel Like You're Drowning back in October courtesy of Tyndale House Books in exchange for my review. I meant to review the book earlier in the month, but I got swamped with other things and the book got shoved aside until I started reading it a few nights ago. The book covers anxiety & depression, which are something I have dealt with for most of my life and the reason why I wanted to review it in the first place.

Unlike the majority of anxiety/depression books that are written by doctors, Walking on Water is written by two men who have both experienced anxiety and depression. Tommy Nelson has been the senior pastor at the Denton Bible Church for past thrifty-five years and Steve Leavitt is a Christian Biblical counselor in New Braunfels, Texas. Together they have co-written Walking on Water which details their struggles with depression and how a biblical approach can help you crawl your way out of depression.

Anxiety and Depression can occur to anybody at anytime. Sometimes it is triggered from a life changing event, like being bullied or abused, or the death of a loved one. Other times stress can cause anxiety that leads to depression.

The authors talks about what causes anxiety, depression and even possessiveness; what's happening in your body; should you consider medication; and how biblical thinking can help in the recovery process.

Walking on Water is heartwarming, realistic take on the depression and anxiety, mostly due to the fact that the authors have been through it and understands what others are going through. I know some readers may turn away at the Christian point-of-view, but if you have ever suffered from depression or anxiety, you should at least give the book a try. Reading about how the authors have recovered from their depressions can give you hope and strength to overcome your own. Overall, I more than enjoyed reading the book and I recommend it others.

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