Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet
April 2009, Jossey-Bass
In the first book to discuss depression from a faith perspective, Barbara Crafton expertly weaves personal stories and helpful resources to explore depression as it is affected (for both better and worse) by Christian faith. She contends that it is harder for people of faith to come to terms with depression since they may attribute its causes to something they have done, rather than to its true root in physiology and genetics. This is a book people will want to buy for themselves and give loved ones who are suffering from depression and wondering where God is during their pain and suffering.
Barbara C. Crafton (Metuchen, NJ) is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and author. She is the founder and head of the Geranium Farm (geraniumfarm.org), an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth.
Prologue: What We’re Talking About.
1. Jesus Wept.
2. A Learning Experience.
3. I Just Don’t Feel Anything.
4. Trouble in Paradise.
The Magic Kingdom.
5. Charged with the Care of Souls.
6. The Defendant as Prosecutor.
7. This Is My Last Hope.
8. Sorrowful Mysteries.
9. The Dark Night.
Inferno, Canto I.
10. Words Fail Me.
11. Wanting to Die.
To Be or Not to Be.
12. The Family Disease.
–Library Journal (March 2009) Starred Review