Host Jen Pollock Michel is joined by two great guests to continue discussing the theme of our previous episode: reading and mental wellness. This time, her conversation partners look at this important topic through the lens of church history.
Diana Gruver writes about spiritual formation and discipleship in the everyday. She is the author of Companions in the Darkness: Seven Saints Who Struggled with Depression and Doubt.
Laura Fabrycky is an American writer, diplomatic spouse, and mother of three. Her book, Keys to Bonhoeffer’s Haus, is a historically grounded memoir of her experience as a volunteer guide at the Bonhoeffer-Haus in Berlin. She was a guest on a previous episode, so you’ll hopefully recognize her voice.
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
- Companions in the Darkness: Seven Saints Who Struggled with Depression and Doubt by Diana Gruver
- Keys to Bonhoeffer’s Haus: Exploring the World and Wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Laura Fabrycky
- Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life by Kathleen Norris
- A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir Ghaemi
- The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God by Dan Allender, Tremper Longman, et al.
- Depression, Anxiety and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by Michael S. Lundy
- William Cowper: Selected Poetry and Prose
- Herbert: Poems by George Herbert
- Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for Those Who Suffer From Depression by Zack Eswine
- The Silent Shades of Sorrow: Healing for the Wounded by C. H. Spurgeon
- Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament by Ellen Davis
- Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief by Roger Lundin
- Markings by Dag Hammerskjold
- Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner
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