Friday, February 23, 2007

Book Review: When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God–and Joy

When the Darkness Will Not LiftAuthor: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway/Good News

ISBN: 1581348762

Paperback, 79 pages

There are many books that go into a great more detail than When the Darkness Will Not Lift about methods of dealing with depression, but few will equal the pastoral touch brought to this difficult subject by John Piper. This book will serve as an encouragement not only to those suffering their own loss of joy—and who among us has not at some time—but especially for those who try to care for such a one. As always, Piper does not settle for easy answers or quick formulas. However, he is unflinching in pointing us always God-ward, with God as revealed in Christ as the only satisfaction to our deepest longings and needs. - Mark Traphagen, Westminster Bookstore Staff, January 2007

Because of the brevity of this work, those seriously engaging this topic will want to dig deeper. Books specifically recommended by Piper in When the Darkness Will Not Lift include:

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