Robert Vore & Steve Austin have both spent time wrestling with mental illness in the context of the Christian faith. Over time, they found themselves saying things like this:
I love Jesus, but I need my medication.
I love Jesus, but I hate being alone.
I love Jesus, but my pastor doesn't understand my mental illness.
I love Jesus, but sometimes I want to die.
In this brand new book from the hosts of CXMH, Robert & Steve reflect on these statements and more in a raw and powerful way.
Equipped with reflection questions, resource suggestions, and more, I Love Jesus, But... sets out to address what it looks like to navigate (and maybe even embrace) the tension between faith & mental health.
About the Author
Robert Vore has worked for various ministries & nonprofits in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and England. His writing has been featured on websites such as The Mighty, Thought Catalog, and Patheos. Robert speaks at youth groups, schools, and more. He is also a QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size. Robert is currently working towards his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and dog. Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. A second chance, a grueling recovery, and years of honest conversation allowed Steve to find healing and purpose. It's evident in his writing, speaking, podcasting, and coaching: he helps overwhelmed people get their lives back. Steve is also the author of the Amazon bestseller From Pastor to a Psych Ward. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife, Lindsey, and their two children. Find him online at iamsteveaustin.com. Robert and Steve love to speak together on suicide prevention, self-care, and anything else that involves life at the intersection of faith and mental health. Email email@example.com today to schedule a workshop, lecture, or retreat.