Published by The Good Book Company (2021) Hope in an Anxious World by Helen Thorne is a wonderful book that helps the reader to understand anxiety more clearly, find suitable strategies to implement when dealing with anxiety, and addresses the lies that we often believe when faced with anxiety. These lies are the chapter headings… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Hope in an Anxious World by Helen Thorne
Tag: mental health
The Mental Health Coal Mine
It's Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022) and the theme is 'loneliness'. Even though feeling lonely can make us more at risk of mental health problems, I would also say mental health problems can make us feel lonely. As I write this, I am almost five days clear of one of the worst depressive… Continue reading The Mental Health Coal Mine
Welcome Twenty Nineteen
Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and celebrated the New Year in a way that brought you joy. The end of 2018 for me was one of struggle. I felt a bit deflated in my writing, in my faith and in some of my relationships with others. I am not… Continue reading Welcome Twenty Nineteen
An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology
It was fantastic to interview author Rachael Newham after having the opportunity to read her new book 'Learning to Breathe'. You can read my review here. She has been through the darkness of depression and writes from her experience which I believe has the potential to bless a lot of people and give them hope.… Continue reading An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology
Mad or God? by Pablo Martinez & Andrew Sims – BOOK REVIEW
If anyone claims that Jesus was mad or delusional or are looking to dismiss arguments that he was, they should read this book. Written by two psychiatrists who hold true to Jesus being both fully God and fully human at the same time, this is a thorough investigation into the life and claims of Jesus… Continue reading Mad or God? by Pablo Martinez & Andrew Sims – BOOK REVIEW
An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship
It was great to catch up with Joel Preston who I met during my training year with South West Youth Ministries. We talked about his heart for young people, leading well and gave some top tips along the way. Thanks for joining us here Joel! Tell us a bit about you! (your faith journey, background… Continue reading An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship
Learning to Breathe by Rachael Newham – BOOK REVIEW
At a time when I have been going through my own struggles with mental health, Rachael Newham's 'Learning To Breathe: My Journey With Mental Illness' was a timely read. It is her story of battling depression and how she overcame it. Before reading this book, I had very little understanding of what it is like… Continue reading Learning to Breathe by Rachael Newham – BOOK REVIEW
An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health
This week Jo Swinney joins me as we talk about her writing journey, explore the meaning of 'home' and what has helped her through times of depression. You can read my book review of 'Home: The Quest to Belong' here. Happy reading! Tell us a bit about you - your background, your journey to… Continue reading An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health
I Thought There Would Be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts
I am delighted to review 'I Thought There Would Be Cake' by Katharine Welby-Roberts for the SPCK Book Club this month. With 'cake' in the title, I was immediately interested... Katharine invites the reader on a journey through some of life's challenges that can make us doubt our self-worth. The title reflects how life doesn't… Continue reading I Thought There Would Be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts
Superhero or Saviour?
Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son's clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman 'S' on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?
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