November 17, 2017

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By Robert W. Griggs

After serving for greater than thirty years as a parish minister, the writer used to be hospitalized with significant melancholy. this can be the tale of his melancholy and recovery--a restoration of future health, vocation, and religion. First, Griggs regained the event of small pleasures. finally, he recovered the facility to settle on, to set limits, and to simply accept truth. He then became to the biblical Psalms--indeed his personal writing echoes their candor. yet he additionally came across wish in motion pictures, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's and Blazing Saddles. To the psychological well-being matters dealing with clergy and others within the assisting professions Griggs brings to endure insights from examine and from his personal event as a pastor and anyone convalescing from melancholy. He tells his tale with spirit and humor.

"A profound and interesting account of the author's trip again from a crushing melancholy with assistance from interplay with different sufferers, the honesty of various psalms, the insights of imaginitive motion pictures, and the artistic principles of innovative theologians."

--Ian G. Barbour, writer of When technology Meets Religion

"It is notable that the Psalms are portable from historic context to modern context. Robert Griggs has deftly transported them into his personal tale of melancholy, suffering, and restoration of health and wellbeing, lifestyles, and religion. This ebook deals sincere, brave testimony, the telling of a lifestyles that might inspire others to inform their lives with fact and dwell in hope."

--Walter Brueggemann, writer of Praying the Psalms

"The name of this gracefully written and infrequently humorous memoir by means of a Minnesota pastor is a word from Psalm 102:6 the writer makes use of in order to describe his descent into depression...For parents suffering from melancholy, even those people who are non-believers, Griggs carry desire. The Psalms that helped him in his restoration remind us that human feelings aren't any diverse now from what they have been a few thousand years ago."
--Mary Ann Grossmann, booklet overview within the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Robert Griggs is an ordained minister within the United Church of Christ and has served church buildings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. He holds graduate levels from Harvard Divinity institution, the college of Minnesota, and Andover Newton Theological School.

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