No one understands depression like someone who has traversed that valley for decades. Mark has personally wrestled with serious depression for many years, and therefore has a unique perspective and insight, compared to those who write purely from a medical and academic point of view. It offers an empathetic and compassionate viewpoint.
"Mark Tossell's new book has long been needed, and I have no doubt that it will bring life changing help to many who choose to read and apply its precepts. Pastor Tossell shares his own personal struggles, and—more importantly—he shares God's answers for these struggles. I would recommend that counsellors and pastors keep a supply of this book on-hand as there are many who will find it transformational."
Dr. Mark Rasmussen
As an experienced pastor, teacher and counsellor, and as someone who has struggled with serious depression for many years, Mark's book combines an effective blend of personal experience, extensive research, and biblical insight.
"Personal, powerful and poignant, this book will provide a comfort to many, especially when up to forty five per cent of Australians will experience some sort of mental health condition in their lifetime.” Dr. Robert Bakss
Mark has battled depression since his late teens, even to the point of genuine and detailed thoughts of suicide. He is passionate about helping depressed people to obtain hope, help, and healing. Mark earnestly desires to alleviate the confusion and guilt that many Christians suffer in addition to the classic symptoms of depression.
“This book is not a ‘short read’. Rather, it is a ‘many times over’ read; it is a 'lay it down and think for awhile' read. It is a read that may change you." Pastor Doug Fisher
1. People who have struggled, or do struggle, with depression. This book offers a compassionate, biblical and thorough insight into what depression is and how to treat it.
2. People who seek to help others who are depressed, such as family members. The book offers insight into the nature of depression, and practical strategies for helping sufferers.
3. Counsellors, chaplains and ministers who counsel people with depression. The book helps counsellors to see depression from the perspective of a sufferer, not purely an academic.
“I love Mark’s transparency and use of scripture to give some really helpful suggestions for those going through a season of depression.”
Melissa Gray, missionary to Papua New Guinea
“Pastor Tossell is in good company when he admits to suffering from depression. But how many of us write a book about it? This story of a near-loss of family, ministry, and even life itself, cries out from the depths of a human soul until its tears spill on to the pages, to be dried by the love of Christ. It is a book that had to be written, and has to be read.”
Thomas Liddle, Editor, baptistharvest.com
“Extremely informative and well written. Bible-based thoughts and personal illustrations bring significant hope and practical solutions to combat major challenges.”
Dr. John M. Gray, Administrative Director, Reaching the Gulf, PNG
"It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend this new book by Mark Tossell. This book has answers! No matter what your age, and no matter what type or level of faith you practice; I guarantee, you will find strength and encouragement among the pages of this book. The title of the book could not be a more accurate description of the contents.
Dr. Chris Stansell, Missionary-Evangelist, Nashville, TN
"In a day when depression is something not spoken of much, this book helps dispel the myths and sends out a clear message of hope for the sufferer."
Pastor Hernan Hullana, Southland Baptist Church, Seven Hills, NSW
"This book is an invaluable resource to help those who battle depression."
Tim Rosen, author